Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management

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 assessment, development, design, implementation, leadership and management 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 well-being 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 transdisciplinary 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?

  • Unparalleled flexibility: The MPH program maximizes flexibility for working professionals. You can complete the program on campus or online, on a full- or part-time basis.
  • 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.

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

See a full list of program courses.

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-MPH
  • MPH-Master of Science in Health Informatics

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Public Health 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 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,109.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,521.00 per credit
Online tuition: $1,087 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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