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Health Policy and Management (MPH)

The master of public health (MPH) in health policy and management is designed for current and aspiring leaders in health services and public health professions. It is one of five MPH degrees in the Temple College of Public Health. Our program prepares you to manage complex health organizations, with a special emphasis on managing the health of constituent populations. You’ll also develop the skills you need to analyze, promote and manage governmental and organizational health policy.

The MPH in health policy and management is a 45-credit program that includes MPH core competency courses and a range of electives to choose from based on your interests, as well as optional concentrations in health leadership and health policy. Our students also engage in fieldwork that builds on their classroom learning and prepares them to launch their careers. View the curriculum here.

What will my Temple MPH do for me?

Preparation to Improve Health and Healthcare

With the MPH in health policy and management, you’ll be prepared to meet the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita cost of health care.

Real-World Experience

Fieldwork is a critical component of our program. The MPH capstone experience requires students to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and competencies they’ve acquired in the program, and to apply theory and practical skills in a health services or public health organizational setting. Learn more about MPH fieldwork here.

Courses Taught by Renowned Faculty, With Expertise In:

  • Population health with focuses on access to care and reduction of health disparities
  • Healthcare organization leadership, including information and financial management
  • Health policy analysis
  • Patient experience and quality of care
  • Emergency management
  • Primary and long-term care



Options for Study

The MPH in health policy and management offers students the option to choose from two concentrations, both rooted in the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience, controlling costs and managing the health of constituent populations. 

Health Leadership Concentration

The health leadership concentration prepares health services and public health leaders to manage their organizations. Health leadership students are equipped to:

  • Identify and analyze the effects of leadership management styles on organizational performance to assure a positive patient experience and improve population health
  • Describe financial management and budgeting processes designed to improve financial performance
  • Understand the contribution of information technologies to effective organizational management and improvement of population health

Health Policy Concentration

The Health policy concentration builds health policy analytic competencies in public health and health services professionals, especially those seeking careers in health policy development and analysis. Health policy students are equipped to:

  • Analyze and develop health policy
  • Identify population health needs and policy responses

Dual Degree options

The MPH in health policy and management can be paired with the master of health administration degree program in the Fox School of Business. Students may earn the dual degrees through completion of a 60-credit curriculum.