OSU’s Health Management and Policy (HMP) faculty conduct cutting-edge research that informs public health policy and health system transformation. Their research expertise includes:

  • Innovative health care delivery and financing approaches
  • Accountable care models, such as Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations
  • Health economics and applied health econometrics
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Mental health and substance abuse policy
  • Health care access and quality measurement
  • Health and healthcare disparities
  • Long-term care

HMP faculty train students to engage policy makers and develop evidence-based solutions to managing health systems and population health, in both domestic and international contexts. The graduate student experience is enriched by faculty members’ externally-funded research and close ties to policy makers in Oregon, nationally, and in other countries. The undergraduate program is AUPHA certified and builds on close ties to working health care managers. HMP students learn the management skills, fundamentals of public health, and policy analysis skills necessary to develop innovative solutions for the evolving needs of public health and health care systems.


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 an option 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

Ph.D. 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 director Jeff Luck, Ph.D..


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