While enrolled at Rollins’ Department of Health Policy & Management (HPM), students learn how to positively impact public health through public health policy decisions and health management.
We provide a multidisciplinary course of study that prepares students to meet the changing demands of health care, public health, and health policy environments.
HPM Degree Offerings
Students can earn a master of public health (MPH) in either health policy or health care management. We also offer a 12-month accelerated option for the MPH in health care management program.
The master of science in public health (MSPH) degree in health services research is aimed toward students interested in research or pursuing doctoral degrees in the field.
Which Degree Program Should I Choose?
The three degree programs are distinct and it is important to understand which one best fits your needs. The table below details some of the major differences between the three programs.
|MPH Management Track||MPH Policy Track||MSPH|
|Elective Credits||6 (5 for 1-Month)||6||9|
|Cohort Size||40||35||7 to 10|
|Sample Key Skills||Accounting, marketing, human resources||Advocacy, policy analysis, economics/financing||Research design, methods, programming, analysis|
|Sample Career Paths||Managerial at hospital or nursing home||Legislative advocacy, consulting||Think tank, government, doctoral program|
Interdisciplinary in both philosophy and content, HPM courses provide students with a comprehensive background in health status and health services delivery. Coursework is academic and applied—all students gain real-world experience through a required practicum in a public health setting.
ADAP, Kathy Wollenzien
The Sr. Associate Director of Academic Programs (ADAP), Kathy Wollenzien, can assist with course-related questions.
ADAP, Lisa Raines
The Assistant Director of Academic Programs (ADAP), Lisa Raines, can assist with course-related questions.
HPM adjunct faculty all work in the health sector. They teach courses and give students a professional practice perspective in an ever changing and evolving health-care system.
HPM faculty backgrounds span a variety of disciplines, including: economics, political science, management, epidemiology, and sociology, as well as clinical health sciences.
Determinants of Personal and Population Health
- Access to healthcare
- Health Literacy
- Quality of Healthcare
- Healthcare Financing
- Cost of Healthcare
- Healthcare Outcomes
Approaches and Methods
- Cost Effectiveness Analysis
- Comparative Health Systems
- Quality of Life Measures
- Mixed Methods
- Outcomes Measurement
- Managing Secondary Databases
- Qualitative Methods
Collaborative research occurs between the Department of Health Policy & Management and other components of Emory University, The Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local hospitals, health care institutions and organizations, voluntary organizations, corporations, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, among others.
I believe the education I received at Rollins (both inside and outside of the classroom) truly set me up for success now and in the future.
MPH, HPM alumni