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International Health

Master's in Health Economics (MHS)

Samantha Clark
Samantha Clark, MHS '13
Health Economist, International Vaccine Access Center -- The skills I learned and connections I made during this 9-month program led to my position with an internationally recognized research team. We perform complex economic modeling with high-impact results that have helped secure financing for public health programs in countries across the globe.
Stephanie Wels
Stephanie Wels, MHS '14
Analyst, Healthcare Value Analytics, McKinsey & Company, New York, NY -- From economic modeling to policy analysis, I am confident that the skills I have gained throughout the year will stay with me throughout my life. The MHS in Health Economics here at Hopkins is by far the best thing I could have done to start my career.
Rantimi Oluwasegun
Rantimi Oluwasegun
MHS, Health Economics ‘15
Doctoral student, International Health, Health Systems Program -- The program taught me to conduct and interpret economic analysis to help make better health policies. I also gained the foundation for my doctoral studies in health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries.
Luis Ordaz
Luis Ordaz, MHS '14
Asst. Director of Evaluation of Health Conditions & Treatment, Ministry of Health, Mexico --As an international student interested in health systems financing and improvement, this program has given me the economic tools I need to work in my home country or for a multilateral agency focused on Latin America.

The Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics will provide students with a solid understanding on how incentives affect the behavior of individuals; patients, insurers, and providers. Students will be equipped to take a systemic approach to promote an efficient and equitable allocation of resources. Students will use applied health cases from low- and middle-income countries to experience the value of economic tools in solving pressing health problems around the globe.

The master's in health economics is offered jointly by the Department of International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management. If you're interested in a degree program with a global health perspective, you should apply to the Department of International Health.  

Students enrolled in this program from both departments will take a common core of courses, and will also have an opportunity to specialize, based on their interests and experience, through elective options.

The major components of the master's in health economics include:

The Master's Academic Guide contains degree- and program-specific information, competencies, learning objectives, and course requirements.

Antonio Trujillo, PhD, International Health

For Application or Administrative Questions contact:
Cristina Salazar, International Health