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Health Policy and Management

Master of Health Science in Health Economics


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The Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Economics is a nine-month academic program that offers students a solid foundation in general health economics and evaluation methods necessary to promote the efficient and equitable allocation of healthcare resources in public health and to identify relevant regulatory policies, strategies and interventions.

Such methods are important in designing and assessing preventive and curative services, and are relevant to health care systems around the globe.

The MHS is offered jointly by the Departments of Health Policy and Management and International Health. It also draws upon strengths found elsewhere in the Bloomberg School and the Johns Hopkins University.

Students enrolled in this program from both departments will take a common core of courses, spanning health economics, economic evaluation, econometrics, statistics and epidemiology.

Students have the opportunity to specialize, based on interests and experience, by choosing from elective courses that focus on the U.S. or non-U.S. settings. Graduates of this program are well positioned to pursue doctoral training in economics and health policy or for careers as analysts in both public and private sectors.

This is an academic MHS which differs from the other professional masters programs offered by both departments. MHS programs provide opportunities for advanced study and research in a specific public health discipline for students planning research careers or further graduate study.

The MHS is participating in the Fall Open House on Monday, October 9th, 2017.  You can learn more about and register for the event here.

Jeromie Ballreich, PhD
Health Policy & Management

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HPM Office of Academic Affairs, Health Policy and Management
Cristina Salazar, International Health