Master of Public Health - Health Care Management

The Health Care Management Program (HCM) is a two-year program within the Department of Health Policy and Management leading to an M.P.H. degree. The HCM curriculum is unique in that it combines courses at the Yale School of Management with courses at the School of Public Health.

Fifteen to twenty students matriculate each year, with diverse undergraduate degrees in fields such as economics, political science and biology. Many students have worked prior to entering the program.

Program Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Business Economics and Finance
  • Quality Improvement and Implementation Science
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Cost-effectiveness Analyses
  • Hospital and Integrated Delivery System Administration
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industries

The Benefits of Yale HCM

  • Combined business and health care curriculum
  • Association with a leading academic medical center
  • Small faculty to student ratio
  • Focus on both private and public health sectors
  • Small, individualized program
  • Outstanding faculty with diverse research and practical experience
  • Access to the resources of a premier university
  • Excellent summer and permanent job placement

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong motivation for senior leadership position in the health care sector
  • Excellent undergraduate education
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills; and/or community service experience is an advantage
  • Personal Maturity

Interdisciplinary Programs

The Yale School of Public Health encourages students to complement their departmental studies through a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations, tracks and programs. Read more about our Global Health Concentration, Public Health Modeling Concentration, Regulatory Affairs Track and Climate Change and Health Program and explore ways to customize and enhance your degree.
Drew Weil, MPH '16

Drew Weil finished his master of public health studies on a high note, publishing his work in the weekly Health Services Journal of the British National Health Service. A student in the Health Care Management program, the article came out of the work he did for his internship with the British National Health Service on advance care planning. 

Only 5 percent of the British public have made plans for their end of life care even though 70 percent report being comfortable about talking about death, says Drew. The paper, “Taking advance care planning into our own hands,” presents holistic models that have been in successful in the United States. “Advance care planning is arguably something that’s best-lead by example and by the people on the front-lines. To normalize these conversations, organizations and health economies need to lead the charge,” says Drew. 

"Working with the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust was a tremendous experience. Not only did it allow me to build upon my past work experiences and integrate the new curriculum that I’d learned from the Health Care Management curriculum, it also allowed me to gain perspective into a different country's method of healthcare delivery." In July, Drew will start an Administrative Fellowship at UCLA Health in Los Angeles.