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The Department of Health Policy and Management aims to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of health services for both personal and population health. By combining the diverse strengths and resources of our faculty, the Department prepares students to address the challenging, multi-dimensional issues facing health care today.
The MS in Health Policy and Management, with a specialization in research, has a curriculum that emphasizes research skills in the area of health services. It includes the preparation of a thesis or comprehensive examination/major written report. Some MS graduates will want to continue their studies and pursue a PhD degree.
Students must complete Health Policy and Management 200A, 200B, 225A, 225B, 237C, M422, Biostatistics 201A, 201B, and Epidemiology 100. Students must complete 16 full courses (74 units) and at least one year of graduate residence at the University of California. All courses with the exception of Epi 100 must be 200 level or above. Only four units of either Health Policy and Management 596 or 598 may be applied to the degree. Health Policy Management 597 may not be applied toward the degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take the following courses or equivalents: Health Policy and Management 227A, 227B, and/or Epidemiology 201A, 201B. Elective courses should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Electives may be chosen from offerings in the department or other departments in the School of Public Health.
GRE requiredBachelors Degree from 4-yr University/Equivalent3 Letters of Recommendation (2 Professors, 1 Employer accepted)Minimum 3.0 GPA from 4-yr University/EquivalentOne Set of Official Transcripts from each institution you have attendedAdequate preparation in mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and social sciencesField experience preferableResume/CVStatement of Purpose English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 87