Master of Public Health in Health Policy - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Health Policy typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505a Introduction to Statistical Thinking I 1
CDE/EMD 508a Principles of Epidemiology I 1
EHS Core Option* Environmental Health Core Option (or elective if taking EHS Core in spring) 1
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
HPM 510a  Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems  1
HPM 586a Microeconomics for Health Policy and Health Management 1
HPM 697a Health Policy Leadership Seminar 0

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
HPM 514b Health Politics, Governance, and Policy 1
HPM 560b Health Economics and U.S. Health Policy 1
HPM 583b Methods in Health Services Research 1
HPM 697b Health Policy Leadership Seminar 0
Elective 1
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
SBS 505a* Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or elective if taking SBS 537 in spring) 1
HPM 570a OR HPM 588a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making OR Public Health Law  1
Elective  1
Elective  1
Elective  1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
HPM 597b Capstone Course in Health Policy 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

* Students have the option of taking CDE 505 (fall) or CDE 537 (spring) and EHS 503 (spring) or EHS 510 (fall) to meet the MPH core requirements.  

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term. Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree.

rev. 6.20.2017