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Health Policy and Management*

Graduates from the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) are poised for careers in health care management and population health management. From making the delivery of health care safer and more efficient to expanding health insurance coverage, our graduates are trained to make sense of today’s complex environment.

Our unique location in South Florida allows us to incorporate diversity into our research, which ensures our graduates develop into culturally sensitive leaders. Graduates make a difference through research and partnerships with South Florida health care and non-healthcare organizations as they explore innovative solutions to society’s most pressing public health problems.

Some of the topics include:

  • Who has rights to health care and what kind of care should people receive?
  • Which policies should we have in place to support small businesses for the next outbreak?

Our students learn how to shape these discussions and debates.

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) students choose a concentration in health policy and management that provides specific skills in risk management, finance and quality improvement.

Additionally, we have a Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in health systems research that focuses on strengthening systems solutions to public health, health system and health care problems, and our doctoral students become experts in conducting program evaluations and making policy recommendations.

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is being transitioned to a Department of Global Health. Admissions to the HPM Concentrations (MPH and PhD) are closed while the Department, along with the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, remain focused on supporting the teaching and advising of current students.

Funding your education 

At Stempel College, we understand that academic success can be affected by financial aid and funding opportunities. Our students have access to myriad funding options by degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) and by academic discipline (Public Health, Dietetics & Nutrition, Social Work). It’s important to understand the basics of applying for financial aid and the additional resources available to you as a Stempel College student.