Master of Public Health - Health Care Management

Yale ACHE event with Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton and YNHHS Internal Consulting Group President Matthew Cummerford.

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

How to Apply

For more information on how to apply visit the YSPH Admissions website

Apply through SOPHAS

Frequently Asked Questions

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 
  • Life Sciences Industries

The Benefits of Yale HCM

  • Combined business and health care curriculum 
  • Association with a leading academic medical center 
  • High 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

Program Highlights

Unique Partnership with Yale’s School of Management

The long standing, unique partnership between YSPH and the Yale SOM provides exemplary management education and ensures that our students are exposed to both schools. The HCM program is but one demonstration of Yale’s commitment to collaboration between schools and continuation of a tradition of collaboration between the YSPH and SOM specifically.

American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. The Yale ACHE Chapter is dedicated to provide aspiring healthcare executives with information about the healthcare industry, from possible career paths to current best practices in hospitals. Yale’s chapter also organizes networking opportunities with nearby Connecticut consulting firms, healthcare companies and hospitals. The board of Yale’s ACHE Chapter is proudly chaired by HCM students.

Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership: Thursday Evening Series

The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. These discussions offer a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space. Past speakers have included treasured alumni of YSPH and many from our own HCM Program. You can view the schedule for this year’s series here.

The Yale Healthcare Conference

The Yale Healthcare Conference is a joint effort between the Yale SOM and the Health Professional Schools at Yale. Held each spring, it brings together professionals, scholars and students to engage in an instructive conversation concerning current healthcare issues. Student-run, the conference has grown in capacity since its inception, and is currently approaching its 15th year. We are proud that our HCM students have consistently served on the student leadership team for the conference. You can find more information on the Yale Healthcare Conference here.

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:

and explore ways to customize and enhance your degree.

Drew Weil, MPH '16

Drew Weil ’16 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  talking about death,  Drew reported. The paper, “Taking advance care planning into our own hands,” presents holistic models that have been successful in the United States. “Advance care planning is arguably something that’s best-led 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." After graduating from Yale, Drew completed an Administrative Fellowship at UCLA Health, and has since been promoted to Manager, Hospital Operations within UCLA Health in Los Angeles.