Master's in Health Economics (MHS)
MHS, Health Economics ‘15
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:
- Nine months of academic coursework building strengths in economics, econometrics, biostatistics, and epidemiology
- Written comprehensive exam
- Specialty elective courses in international health or health policy and management
- Completion of a scholarly paper that integrates material from multiple courses applying econometric, evaluation or other research techniques to a topic of interest
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