Health Management and Policy

Undergraduate Program

 Corvallis   Ecampus

Be a leader in health care.

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 courses

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

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Sample schedule

With the health management and policy 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.


This major option is also available 100% online through OSU Ecampus, ranked top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


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What will you do with health management and 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 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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David Cortez, MEd

David Cortez, MEd

For questions about the program, application process or requirements, contact our director of student recruitment and admissions, David Cortez, MEd.