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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

Master of Public Health - Health Services Management Concentration

The health services management concentration prepares students to take and/or advance to leadership positions within public health, healthcare and associated human services organizations. Focus areas within the concentration include management skill development, global health, leadership, informatics, quality improvement, innovation, community health development, policy development, advocacy, and overarching organizational strategy development and implementation.

Students enrolled in the health services management concentration will complete 18 semester hours in the core MPH courses, a minimum of 18 semester hours of study in approved HSM concentration courses, and a minimum of 9 semester hours in the practicum and capstone phase of study. The student can pick up any other electives offered in the department or outside in consultation with his/her Concentration Director or the MPH Program Director. The concentration director or MPH Program Director will review each students program of study and approve concentration course work.

Curriculum Guide

Students concentrating in the MPH health services management concentration will expand on the below listed competencies:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to incorporate systems thinking into public health practice and policy.
  2. Identify strategies to address internal and external problems that impact the delivery and assurance of essential public health services.
  3. Define and demonstrate effective leadership practices required to lead public health and health care systems and to build partnerships.
  4. Apply strategic management skills in the areas of administration, personnel, ethics, and finance related to public health practice and policy.
  5. Identify national and international determinants of access and delivery of health services for global health, disease, and vulnerable populations and the political and legal implications for public health systems.
  6. Develop and effectively communicate health systems policies and programs to both lay and professional audiences with cultural.
  7. Articulate how to design and conduct studies of effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of health services programs, interventions, and policies.