- Can I do the program part-time?
- Can I take courses online?
- Who is the program designed for?
- How long does it take to complete the program?
- What is the field placement?
- How do I find a field placement?
- What are the field placement requirements?
No. The Health Policy program is a residential program with one year of full time academic coursework completed on campus, followed by a paid nine month (minimum) field placement during the second academic year. The program is not available on a part-time basis.
Yes. However, most required courses are only offered on the East-Baltimore campus. There are a handful of courses that students can take on-line which would meet elective credits toward the degree.
Predominantly, the MSPH program in Health Policy is designed for individuals with little to no professional health policy experience. Recent cohorts include a mix of recent undergraduates, professionals with 1-5 years of non-health policy related experience, and individuals seeking a career change.
Two academic years.
The field placement is a nine-month paid work experience. Please refer to the field placement link for additional information. There is some flexibility in the field placement structure to allow students to tailor it to best meet their needs and advance their career goals. Placements can be either domestic or international. Students may use the field placement to launch their professional career in health policy. These students will look to obtain a full-time professional experience with room to advance.
Students in the end are responsible to secure the field placement. However, the program offers many opportunities to network with organizations and companies, have access to career counseling support, and engage with alumni.
The academic requirements include four assignments; two on-campus presentations and two written presentations.