Health Management and Policy graduate program

In the Health Management and Policy track you will develop abilities to solve healthcare problems in practical ways within sound conceptual frameworks and will study health services delivery from the distinct viewpoints of those who receive, provide, finance and regulate care.

Courses emphasize the connection between financing care and delivering care, and between developing sound policy and implementing it through good management. The curriculum includes courses on current economic, political, legal, management and financial issues that directly influence the health sector.

This option will prepare you for entry into health policy positions in federal, state or local governments, as well as administrative and management careers in private and public healthcare organizations.

Our program focuses attention in areas including:

  • Alternative Models for Health Care Reimbursement
  • Financial Management Methods for Health Care Organizations
  • Management of Organizational Change
  • Policy Implications of Federal and State Health Care Initiatives
  • Systems Approaches to Health Management Practice

Health Management and Policy Faculty

How To Apply

The Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.

Program Handbooks and Competencies

Bachelor Program

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with an option in Health Management and Policy

(full certification by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration)

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Management and Policy.

Accelerated MPH Program in Health Management and Policy

If you are a current OSU undergraduate student, you can take graduate classes and apply those credits to your current undergraduate degree, then transfer them to a participating graduate program. See how.

Doctoral Program

PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy


The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.


The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

Further Information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Health Management and Policy program, please contact the program coordinator Karen Volmar, JD, MPH.

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