Program and Degrees
The Department of Health Management and Policy offers a variety of master’s degree programs related to healthcare and public health services, including a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and a Master of Public Health (MPH). There are also several dual-degree programs. All of our degrees integrate education in both management and policy, preparing students for a wide range of professional positions within the field.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The two-year, 60-credit hour residential MPH degree prepares students for leadership roles in public and private sector careers in public health policy, planning, and advocacy. The curriculum focuses on socioeconomic conditions, cultural beliefs and practices, behavioral risk factors, and environmental exposures that influence population health. The degree includes a 10-12 week internship.
Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
The two-year, 60-credit hour residential MHSA degree focuses on the organization, financing, marketing, and management of health care systems. The program prepares students for leadership roles and careers in health care, including, but not limited to health systems, hospitals, clinics, and emergency services, insurance, and consulting. The degree includes a 10-12 week internship.
Executive Master's Program in Health Management and Policy
Similar to a traditional healthcare MBA program, the hybrid-format HMP Executive Master’s Program allows students to pursue a MHSA degree while working full-time. It is designed for the dedicated working professional who wants to pursue career advancement in many sectors of health care, administration, and business.
Master of Health Informatics
The University of Michigan’s Master of Health Informatics program is an interdisciplinary program offered by the School of Information, the School of Public Health and the Medical School. Students take classes in all three schools and are trained in both health-related applications and information-related skills.
Our department offers dual degrees both within Public Health as well as with other graduate programs across the University of Michigan.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD)
The Health Services Organization and Policy (HSOP) Program is the HMP doctoral program leading to a PhD and prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and policy analysis in health services and policy.
Additional Programs and Certificates
Learn more about additional program offerings and certificates available from the Department of Health Management and Policy.
- Global Health in Health Management & Policy (GHMP)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
- Summer Enrichment Program
Competencies and Learning Objectives
The Department of Health Management and Policy has both CAHME-accredited and CEPH-accredited programs, and has clear competencies and learning objectives for all students who complete our degree programs. Learn more about our competencies and learning objectives.