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Health Management & Policy
Welcome to the Department of Health Management and Policy.
The Department of Health Management and Policy offers a variety of master degrees related to health care and public health services, including several dual degree programs. All residential master's degrees (except for the dual degree programs) require 60 credits spread over two years with a required internship in the summer between the first and second year. Our degrees integrate education in both management and policy, preparing students for a wide range of professional positions within the field. This includes careers as executive-level administrators in health care delivery organizations, insurance companies, and public health agencies, health care consultants, policy analysts and advisors, health care financial analysts, health information specialists, health services researchers, and lobbyists and policy advocates.
The combination of our multidisciplinary, integrated curriculum and our world-renowned faculty make us consistently rated as the top master degree program in health management and policy in the United States.
Professionals currently working in the field of health management and policy who are seeking to earn a master degree should consider our Executive Master's Program, which allows students to work while pursuing the M.H.S.A. or M.P.H. degree through a combination of on-campus coursework and distance learning.
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HMP Student News
Cameron Glenn, a first-year master's student, has been selected as a delegate to the 2013 Millennial Health Leaders Summit. He is one of four U-M School of Public Health students chosen for this honor by the CDC/King Center Millennial Health Leaders Summit Planning Committee.
Victoria Burack, a second-year master’s student has been awarded a 2013 Alice S. Hersh Scholarship. Burack is interested in working in international health policy, especially on issues relating to insurance policy and quality of care. This past summer she interned in the Ministry of Health in the Dominican Republic. She holds masters degrees from Dominican University (teaching) and Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (international law) and a B.A. from Northwestern University.
The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) hosted the inaugural Blue Cottage Case Competition at the U-M School of Public Health on February 8. Fifty-two first- and second-year students competed in 11 teams at the competition that was jointly sponsored by Blue Cottage Consulting, HMP, and the HMP Griffith Leadership Center.
First-Place Team: Andy Mychkovsky, Jason Buxbaum, Lili Ferguson (faculty advisor: Kyle Grazier)
Second-Place Team: Swathi Varahabhatla, Rachel Kleinman, Sanjeev Kumar, Stephen Krutko, Tiffany Huang (faculty advisor Zoë McClaren)
Third-Place Team: Cameron Glenn, Daniel Bae, Joshua Bogus, Bradley Hoath, Vivian Yu (faculty advisor Christy Lemak).
Awards were also given for best analytics, best presentation style, best policy incorporated, most innovative solution, and team spirit.
Three HMP alumnae who provided generous support to the competition were Blue Cottage Consulting President and CEO Juliet Rogers (MPH '96, PhD '04), and Blue Cottage staff Imen Alem (MHSA '12) and Christine Stead (MHSA '00). Additional HMP alumni and faculty provided invaluable support as judges with several faculty also serving as advisors to the student teams.