Health Management and Policy Undergraduate Program

Health Management and Policy

Undergraduate Public Health Option

Be a leader in health care.

Corvallis Campus


Fight for healthy equity and health as a human right

Be the reason a community improves access to health care services.

Contribute to innovative solutions that address the challenges facing public health and health systems.

As a health management and policy student, you’ll learn how to analyze and influence the policies and practices that impact human health.

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Sample health management and policy degree courses

  • Biomedical ethics
  • Economic issues in health and medical care
  • Health care law and regulation
  • Human resources management

Explore required courses and Sample schedule to learn how this program can prepare you for a successful career in health care administration, health management and health policy.

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With the health management and policy degree option, you’ll...

  • Learn to create organizational and legislative solutions for complex health challenges.
  • Dig into the business side of financing and delivering health services.
  • Have the opportunity to add a Certificate in Gerontology.
  • Develop management and policy analysis skills to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges facing public health and health systems.
  • Be prepared to manage health programs in a wide range of institutions, both public and private.


Study health management and policy online

This major option is also available 100% online through OSU Ecampus, consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.

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public health internship

Public health undergrad internship

Your internship can be completed in a variety of public health settings, including local health departments, federal governments, OSU Extension Service, international settings, nonprofit organizations such as schools, local shelters, clinics, hospitals, and other sites based on each student's own professional goals.

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Health management and policy career options

With a health management and policy degree, you can make a significant impact in the health care sector and public health policy.

Improve public health policy to ensure equitable access to health.

Help streamline health care expenses to decrease the cost of care.

Overall employment in the health management and policy field is projected to grow rapidly.

Start with a degree in health management and policy and become:

* May require additional education and/or training

  • Assisted living manager
  • Claims analyst
  • Clinic manager
  • Department administrator
  • Health care administrator
  • Health communication specialist
  • Health policy analyst
  • International health worker
  • Long-term care administrator*
  • Managed care contracting director
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Quality control specialist
Joe Page

Joe Page
Current HMP undergrad student

“One of the reasons I love the health management and policy option for the public health major is because it gives me an opportunity to combine my two passions: administration/government and health care!”

“Learning about health systems, the finances of health care, and policy involved in regulating health care has been such a great experience, and I can’t wait to continue in my major!⁠”


From public health to medical school

Earn a bachelor’s degree in public health while setting yourself up for success in medical school.

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Peer advisors

If you have questions regarding classes, student clubs or campus, our peer advisors would love to chat. Call or email them for advice.

 Mikaela Swaim

Mikaela Swaim

Student Outreach and Support Coordinator

For questions about the program, application process or requirements, contact our  COH recruitment team.



Our BS, MPH and PhD Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. This distinction ensures your education meets the nationally-agreed-upon standards developed by public health academics and practitioners.