Degrees

The Division of Health Policy & Management offers full-time academic degrees, flexible degrees for working professionals, joint degrees, and non-degree options.

Full-Time Master’s Degrees

Health Care Administration (MHA)

Our highly ranked full-time MHA program has served as a model for many other health care management programs and is accredited by CAHME, the gold standard in graduate health care education.

Public Health Administration & Policy (MPH)

The PHAP program offers world-class faculty in a flexible environment—most classes are available online and on campus—to develop policy and administration skills.

Health Services Research, Policy & Administration (MS)

This program focuses on giving students the skills to understand research and analytic methods and to identify the type of data that an organization needs. It is tailored for those seeking to do health management, research or policy work.

Executive & Online Master’s Degrees

Executive Public Health Administration & Policy (MPH)

The Executive PHAP MPH program allows mid-career professionals to work with world-class faculty and a talented colleague cohort to develop managerial, leadership, and strategic thinking skills.

Executive Health Care Administration (MHA)

The Executive MHA program offers the opportunity for professionals to continue working while advancing their leadership capabilities. This program is also offered through King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Doctoral Degrees

Health Services Research, Policy & Administration (PhD)

Designed to train students to be researchers and teachers in the public health field, this program provides more quantitative and research methodologies than other national programs. More than 50 percent of its graduates hold academic teaching and research positions.

PhD Minor in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration

This minor is for doctoral students in other University of Minnesota programs.

PhD Minor in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration: Focus in Health Economics

This minor is designed for students in other University of Minnesota departments/programs. Its courses apply microeconomic theory to the main economic issues in the health care sector.

Joint Degrees

Joint degree programs contain shared coursework with the partner degree, enabling students to complete two degrees in less time than if they were pursued separately.

Non-Degree Programs

Management Fundamentals in Health Care Organizations

This certificate program includes the core courses of the Executive MHA but is geared for individuals who do not desire a full MHA.

Advanced Management Training for Clinician Leaders

This new one-year course of study prepares clinicians how to be successful leaders within health care organizations. The program includes a concentrated curriculum focused on strategic decision-making and advanced leadership within complex health systems.

Long-Term Care Nursing Administration

The University of Minnesota Center for Aging Services Management offers a nontraditional program for people who want to get licensed as a nursing home administrator or are seeking a career as a long-term care manager.