Requirements - 2019-2020 Matriculation

Students begin the program with an intensive summer session at YSPH, where they complete M.P.H. core courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The first fall and spring semesters are spent at SOM, and students take courses at both schools during the remaining final year. In this program, students complete a minimum of 14 course units at YSPH and 52 course units at SOM. Full time students at YSPH must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. 

If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified.

MPH Required Core Courses (6 course units)

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
BIS 515 Accelerated Biostatistics 2 Summer      
SBS 505 Accelerated Social Foundations of Health 1 Summer      
CDE 515 Accelerated Epidemiology 1 Summer      
EPH 100 Professional Skills Series n/a Fall      
EPH 515 Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction n/a Fall      
EPH 510 Health Policy and Health Care Systems 1 Fall      
EPH 513 Social, Environmental, & Biological Determinates of Major Health Threats 1 Spring      

HCM Department Required Courses (6 course units)

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
HPM 570 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making 1 Fall      
HPM 583 Methods in Health Services Research 1 Spring      
HPM 699 and HPM 700 Colloquium in Health Care Leadership (two semesters)* 0.5 Fall/Spring      
HPM 688 Managing Health Care in Complex Systems (capstone) 1 Spring      
HPM 698 Health Care Policy, Finance, and Economics 1 Spring      

One of the following:

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
CDE 551 Global Non-Communicable Disease 1 Spring      
EMD/HPM 566 Critical Issues in Global Health 1 Spring      
EMD/HPM 580 Reforming Health Systems 1 Fall      
HPM 576 Comparative Health Care Systems 1 Spring      

One of the following:

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
HPM 595 Food and Drug Administration Law 1 Fall      
MGT 663 The Life Sciences Industry 0.5 Fall      
MGT 657 Creating Healthcare and Life Sciences Ventures (.5) 0.5 Spring      
HPM 536/MGT 668 Narratives in Health Media on the Social Internet 0.5 Spring      
HPM/MGT 995 Sustainable Innovations 0.5 Spring      

Elective Courses (1-2 course units, dependent on Practice Requirement credits)

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
    1        
    1        

Public Health Practice Requirement

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes  
  One of the following:
  EPH 500 Public Health Practicum 1 Spring    
  EPH 520 Summer Internship
(must be approved by YSPH Office of Public Health Practice)
n/a Summer    
  EPH 542 Practice-Based Community Health Research 1 Spring    
  EPH 555 Practicum in Climate Change, Sustainability and PH 1 Fall or Spring    
  EMD 596/SBS 596 Global Health and Justice Practicum 2 Spring    
  EPH 556 Health Care Environmental Sustainability Practicum        
  HPM 555 Health Care Management Practicum 1 Spring    

MBA Requirements

For information about the MBA degree requirements, please contact Yale School of Management registrar.

rev. 6.27.2019 

The following are the core competencies specific to the MPH in Health Care Management at the Yale School of Public Health, taught in conjunction with the Yale School of Management:

  • Evaluate health care financing, regulatory and delivery systems. 
  • Conduct financial analyses, including reading and analyzing financial statements. 
  • Utilize statistical analysis skills to conduct health systems and policy research. 
  • Apply management problem-solving skills to improve functioning of organizations and agencies in health systems. 
  • Apply operations management concepts to address organizational performance issues in health service organizations.

Notes

MPH – 14 course units 

MBA – 52 course units 

  • 34 course units of MBA core coursework. See SOM Curriculum for required courses in Year 1. 
  • 18 course units of elective coursework. 
  • Students are required to enroll in a Leadership elective to fulfill the Leadership Requirement. Please note that MGT 699/HPM 699 fulfills this requirement.

For YSPH, every semester, you must notify the Registrar of courses that you plan to take toward the MPH degree. An email should be sent to the Registrar by the course registration deadline for YSPH so that the course can be entered on your transcript. Copy your advisor on the email (Howie/Claire). 

We encourage taking Methods in Health Services Research in Year 1 (with your HCM classmates). You must fulfill the Methods course requirement to graduate.

Students may petition for exemption from courses at YSPH, except summer, for which they can demonstrate competency. Students must secure the permission of instructor and submit the signed form to the YSPH Registrar. Each faculty member determines what is required to demonstrate competency in his/her course (e.g., course syllabus, transcript with top grade, exam, deliverable, etc.). Students may receive exemption for Accounting, Economics, and/or Probability and Statistics at SOM by receiving a passing grade on the placement exam at the start of the academic year. When exemption is received for a course at SOM or YSPH, students must take a replacement course at the respective school in order to complete the required number of course units for the degree.
  • EPH 515 Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction. We highly advise completing this in Year 1. 
  • Your completion of the Global Studies Requirement is governed by SOM. You should follow the procedures at SOM for fulfilling that requirement.
As noted above, 3 electives must be taken at YSPH. Electives towards degree requirements are to be used to enhance the student’s public health competencies as they pursue the M.P.H. degree. Electives at YSPH (minimum of 3) should be courses offered by YSPH or YSPH approved health-related courses; it is not acceptable to substitute a non-health course not offered by YSPH. Approved courses generally have a YSPH course number. Courses taken at Yale College (undergraduate) must be 300 series or above in order to receive a course unit toward the M.P.H. degree. When you take a course toward the MPH degree, you must register for it through YSPH so that it appears on your MPH transcript; 14 course credits must appear on your YSPH transcript.
You should follow the same bidding process as all SOM joint degree students. You have the same number of bidding points as all joint degree students. Points allocation is proportional to the elective unit requirement; joint degree students receive less points because the elective unit requirement is less than that of non-joint degree students. If the bidding process is unclear, please consult the  SOM Registrar.

(Effective Date: February 12, 2016) 

Accelerated MBA/MPH students are exempt from the mandatory YSPH summer internship requirement but must fulfill the YSPH public health practicum requirement. The HCM program continues to strongly recommend the completion of a qualifying internship in the health care industry to fulfill the public health practicum requirement. If the student cannot find a suitable internship that meets his/her needs, the student can petition the Director or Associate Director for a waiver. In lieu of a public health summer internship, those receiving a waiver are required to take one of the approved YSPH practicum courses during the academic year. Course credit is received for the approved YSPH practicum courses. Students opting to conduct an appropriate summer internship that would fulfill the YSPH practicum guidelines will follow the same YSPH internship protocols as other YSPH students, working with their faculty advisors and the Office of Public Health Practice to develop an appropriate internship placement and work plan. Students should attend one of the internship orientation and education sessions arranged by the Office of Public Health Practice to facilitate internship planning. Dates for these sessions are posted on the YSPH website at the start of the spring semester. Given the unique features of the accelerated joint MBA/MPH program, decisions relative to how these students fulfill the YSPH practicum requirement will be managed at the program level (by the Program Directors of the Accelerated MBA/MPH Program) in coordination with the Office of Public Health Practice.

M.P.H. students are not eligible to “audit” classes at YSPH.
This program uses a web-based tool to connect students with alumni via their mentor profiles. Students may select up to two mentors. More information is available on the Alumni website.
The alumni database is an Excel file of our alumni searchable by department. Students can select alumni to contact with support from the Office of Career Services. Information on the database is available through the Career Management website.

We now have over 1,200 alumni and students on the YSPH LinkedIn group. It is a vital and robust source of professional information on our alumni.

Together, YSPH Career Services and the Office of Alumni Affairs also offer an Alumni Career Speaker Series and regional gatherings that bring together students and alumni. They also offer individual consultations on how best to utilize our community of over 6,000 alumni in the US and around the world.