Health Management and Policy

Undergraduate Program

As an Oregon State health management and policy major, you’ll learn to create organizational and legislative solutions for complex health challenges. Be a leader in health care.

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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.

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

  • Dig into the business side of financing and delivering health services.
  • 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.

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What is public health?

Public health professionals promote and protect the health of people and communities – where they live, learn, work and play.

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This major option is also available 100% online through OSU Ecampus, ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


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What will you do with a degree in 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

Public health major options

Promote and advocate for human health and well-being.  

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!⁠”

Honor society

Upsilon Phi Delta

The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of public health administration. Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.45 or higher who are in good standing in the HMP program and community.