Health Policy MPH

In the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management at Temple’s College of Public Health, you will develop competencies that are integral to the design, development, imAplementation, assessment, management and leadership of public health–related programs and initiatives. You will also learn to formulate governmental and organizational policy designed to improve population health and the patient experience of care and reduce the per capita cost of healthcare.

Effective, evidence-based health policy is essential to the wellbeing of people around the world. Health policies typically involve subsets of public policies that should, but do not always, serve the interests of the public. Such policies may be affected by the distribution of resources and services and influences, political or otherwise.

Students in this master’s degree program may pursue trans-disciplinary coursework and cross-cultural research across multiple departments in the College of Public Health, as well as in Temple University’s professional schools, including the Beasley School of Law, the Fox School of Business and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

Graduates of the MPH in Health Policy and Management program are prepared to assume positions of leadership in a variety of health services organizations and settings. Our graduates pursue careers in organizational administration, health policy analysis and healthcare research, among others.

What sets apart our MPH in Health Policy and Management?

  • Tailor the program to your professional goals: Students may choose to take optional specialized concentrations in health policy or health leadership.
  • Gain real-world experience: Through the program’s culminating fieldwork experience, students apply their classroom learning to real-world scenarios in health services or public health organizational settings that prepare them to advance their careers.
  • Learn from renowned faculty: Our faculty are experts in emergency management, health policy analysis, healthcare organization leadership, patient experience and quality of care, population health, and primary and long-term care.


You can focus on Health Policy and Management or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Health Leadership

    Students prepare to direct, formulate, implement and manage initiatives that are intended to improve population health. You will train to lead trans-disciplinary teams, analyze leadership management styles, and utilize financial management processes and information technologies. Students learn to lead health insurance, healthcare, nongovernmental, and public health organizations and agencies.

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  • Health Policy

    Students develop critical competencies identifying population health needs and assessing, influencing and shaping policy responses. They learn to facilitate trans-disciplinary teams and initiatives in a range of settings, including advocacy organizations and governments; domestic and international NGOs and relief or emergency response agencies; healthcare systems; and local, state and federal public health agencies.

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Program Format

Students take core courses that explore the fundamentals of public health, as well as courses that focus on specific topics in health policy and management. You will also complete two fieldwork courses and take electives in order to build topical expertise.

Students can complete the MPH onsite or choose a fully-online program option. The program offers a flexible curriculum: students can choose to study full time to complete the MPH in two years, or part time to finish it in four years.  

See a full list of program courses.

Related Graduate Degrees at the College of Public Health

The College of Public Health offers three other MPH programs.

A Certificate in Global Health is available to all MPH students, who may complete the certificate by using their three MPH elective courses for global health classes.

The College of Public Health offers the Health Policy PhD program for students interested in pursuing a research-intensive doctoral degree.

Dual Degree Programs

The public health perspective is relevant to many professional fields in which population-based theory and research can assist in improving health outcomes. An MPH dual degree opens new career options and enhances graduates’ mobility within their chosen fields. The College of Public Health offers two dual degree programs.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - MPH
  • MPH - Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)

Student Clubs & Organizations

You can engage with peers and find leadership opportunities in student-led clubs and organizations at the College of Public Health. Learn more about student clubs and organizations.

Academic Advising

The College of Public Health offers personalized advising services to students in each department. MPH students can seek program support from

Theresa White
Senior Graduate Advisor and Admissions
Phone: 215-204-5105

Anne Frankel
Online Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-204-9117

Health policy and management students in class

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Public Health program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $954.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,314.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


Additional Program Information