Health Policy explores the advancement and implementation of health law, regulations, or voluntary practices that influence systems development, organizational change, and individual behavior to promote improvements in health.
Our Health Policy program has two degree options and the master’s degree has three tracks. All coursework is 100% online and uses an accelerated semester format specifically designed for working professionals. This enables students to focus on building one set of skills at a time, but still graduate at the same pace as traditional graduate degree programs.
The Graduate Certificate focuses on the foundations of policy-driven solutions to population health improvement. This option contains five online courses, and can be completed in one year
Graduates of our Health Policy program are able to:
- Identify the inter-relationship among key stakeholders in U.S. health and health care, including health care delivery systems, public health, financing systems, advocacy organizations, and the political system, with a focus on policy-making bodies.
- Examine the influence of social, economic, behavioral and political factors on health outcomes.
- Explore the general theoretical principles of economics and their application in the healthcare sector.
- Understand the legal, legislative, and regulatory processes that influence health policy development, implementation, and financing.
- Understand the role of information systems and data analysis in the policy-making process.