The Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH curriculum focuses on management, leadership, health policy, and data analysis.
Students complete at least 42 credits as follows:
- MPH core curriculum (14 credits)
- Executive PHAP core curriculum (18 credits)
- Field experience (2 credits)
- Master’s project (2 credits)
- Electives (6 credits)
Students complete electives through a broad range of opportunities to suit their individual learning goals, including current online offerings and courses at the school’s Public Health Institute, offered each summer.
All Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH students complete a master’s project in an area of interest related to population health. Students are encouraged to choose projects at their place of employment.
In addition, students do a field experience if they have not previously worked in government- or community-based population health agencies.
Executive Public Health Administration & Policy MPH program competencies are established in accordance with the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and the UMN SPH’s program competencies. These outcomes are measured through annual course and program evaluations and are subject to an accreditation review by CEPH every seven years. The Executive PHAP program’s competencies are:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of the history and principles of delivery systems relevant to public health policy and administration
- Management and leadership of public health care organizations, programs and systems
- Application of high quality, scientifically rigorous research to address problems in public health policy and administration
- Development and analysis of public health policy
- Communication skills