Master of Public Health in Health Care Management - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Health Care Management 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
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
HPM/MGT 502a Fundamentals of Accounting and Valuation 1
HPM 586a Microeconomics for Health Policy and Health Management 1
HPM 699a Health Care Leadership Seminar 0
MGT 621a Managing Social Enterprises 1

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
SBS 537b* OR Elective Social and Interpersonal Influences on Health (or elective if taking SBS 505) 1
HPM 583b Methods in Health Services Research 1
HPM/MGT 698b Health Care Finance, Policy and Economics 1
HPM 699b Health Care Leadership Seminar  0.5
MGT 525b Competitive Strategy 1
MGT 856b Managing Marketing (half-semester course) 0.5
MGT 879b Health Care Operations (half-semester course) 0.5

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
Summer Internship in Health Care Industry 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
SBS 505a* OR Elective  Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or eletive if taking SBS 537) 1
EHS Core Option* OR Elective  Environmental Health Core Option (or elective if taking EHS Core in spring) 1
MGT 887a Negotiations (half-semester course) 0.5
Elective (half-semester course) 0.5
Elective 1
Elective 1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
EHS Core Option* OR Elective  Environmental Health Core Option (or elective if taking EHS Core in fall 1
HPM 561/MGT 630b Managing Health Care Organizations 1
MGT 657b Creating Health Care and Life Science Ventures (half-semester course) 0.5
Elective (half-semester course) 0.5
Elective 1
Elective 1

* Students have the option of taking SBS 505 (fall) or SBS 537 (spring) and several EHS courses 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.

Electives used towards degree requirements are to be used to enhance the student’s public health competencies as they pursue the M.P.H. degree.  Thus, electives are typically health related.  Exceptions can be made if the student can justify that the elective course content will enhance their public health competencies and public health career goals. 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.

rev. 6.20.17