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.