Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management is a 45-credit master’s program in Temple University’s CEPH-accredited College of Public Health. Through this program, students pursue the development of competencies that are integral to the design, development, implementation, assessment, management and leadership of public health–related programs and initiatives, as well as policy formulation and administration that are intended for the betterment of population health.

Policies that influence or impact the pursuit of health also impact and are impacted by our distribution of resources, services and influences—political and otherwise. Health policies typically involve subsets of public policies that should, but don’t always succeed in serving the interests of the public. Such policies can apply locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Never before has the need for effective, evidence-based health policy been so important to the well-being of people from across our nation and around the globe.

Students in the MPH-HPM program pursue trans-and interdisciplinary coursework and cross-cultural research involving not only Temple’s College of Public Health, but also the university’s Beasley School of Law, Fox School of Business, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine and  School of Podiatric Medicine, as well as Temple’s Center for Women’s Health, Center for Obesity Research and Education, and other departments and centers at Temple.

Through the program’s culminating fieldwork experience, students apply their learning to real-world scenarios involving one of the nation’s most diverse cities and beyond. The fieldwork placement takes place over the course of two semesters. Learn more about fieldwork within the MPH.

Graduates of the Health Policy and Management MPH program are prepared to assume positions of leadership in a variety of health services organizations and settings.


You can focus on Health Policy and Management or on one of two concentration areas.

  • Health Leadership

    The competencies, skills and understanding to facilitate and guide trans-disciplinary teams and initiatives can be the determining factor in the success of important health improvement initiatives. Our Leadership track prepares students to direct, formulate, implement, manage and shape efforts and systems that are intended to improve health and the health status of populations. Prepare to lead health insurance, healthcare, nongovernmental, and public health organizations and agencies.

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  • Health Policy

    The Policy track imbues students with critical trans-disciplinary skills and competencies for assessing, influencing, and shaping policies and planning practices that affect local, regional, national and global health. Such efforts can involve advocacy organizations and governments; community-based organizations; domestic and international NGOs and relief/emergency response agencies; healthcare systems; and local, state and federal public health agencies.

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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. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

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

Classes & Curriculum

The MPH in Health Policy and Management includes MPH core competency courses and a range of electives to choose from based on your interests, as well as optional concentrations in health leadership and health policy. The curriculum includes courses like

  • Health Economics,
  • Legal Issues,
  • Public Health Advocacy and
  • Public Health Policy.

See a full list of required courses for the Health Policy and Management MPH.

The program’s 45 credit hours include required and elective courses offered on Temple’s Main Campus, at satellite campuses and online.

The flexible program has both full- and part-time options. Full-time students typically complete the program within two academic years. Part-time students usually take three to four year to complete their degree. Students must complete the program within four years.

Related Graduate Degrees

For a more research-intensive degree, consider the Health Policy PhD. Additionally, Temple currently offers eight dual MPH degree programs.

A certificate in Global Health is available to all students in MPH programs. Students are able to complete this transcripted concentration by using their three elective courses for Global Health classes.


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