Develop the ability to solve health care problems in practical ways within sound conceptual frameworks and understand health services delivery from the distinct viewpoints of those who receive, provide, finance and regulate care.
By choosing the Health Management and Policy major option, you will learn about the management of public health and health care programs and agencies, and the analysis of public health policies.
The program is right for you if you want to manage health programs in a wide range of institutions, both public and private, and is particularly well suited for students interested in the business associated with the delivery and financing of health services.
You also may earn a Certificate in Gerontology.
Public health professionals promote and protect the health of people and communities – where they live, learn, work and play. The ways in which they do that are as unique as the professionals themselves. See "What is public health?" for details.
Health Management and Policy faculty train students for entry level positions in public health and healthcare entities in both domestic and international contexts. Students learn the management skills, fundamentals of public health and policy analysis skills to contribute to innovative solutions to the challenges facing public health and health systems. The undergraduate academic experience is enriched by close ties to working health care managers.
Visit Undergraduate Academic Advising to pursue this program.
Use the OSU academic catalog to view courses offered in the program.
Use an option sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.
Degree maps are guides to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.
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HMP Undergraduates may also apply to the MPH (HSP Option) program early through the Accelerated Graduate Program. Students who are accepted take graduate classes during their senior year and apply those credits to both their undergraduate and graduate program requirements.
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.
"I am so glad one of my passions has a name -- public health."
Yesina Castro, 2013