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Health Systems and Policy Concentration Overview

Health Systems and Policy is an elective concentration of the MPH program for students who seek a career of leadership in public or private efforts to improve the performance of the health system.

Students who complete the concentration will be well grounded in core competency areas of public policy development, health economics, law, and ethics. In addition, Health Systems and Policy MPH students will have a solid foundation in key analytic disciplines including biostatistics, epidemiology and qualitative methods. They can also acquire a deep understanding of how and where public policy is developed, what forms it takes, who the relevant actors and institutions are, and the economic and legal forces that affect and are affected by public policy.

Most students in this concentration choose to complete a capstone as their culminating project, but have the option of writing a traditional thesis.