Master of Science in Public Health in Health Policy
The MSPH program in Health Policy combines academic coursework in health policy at a world-class institution with nine months of professional health policy work experience.
The proximity of Johns Hopkins to our nation's capital and the engagement of our faculty in Washington make the program ideal for those interested in pursuing careers in health policy.
There is a need for well-trained health policy professionals seeking solutions to problems affecting human health and well-being. The MSPH program in Health Policy prepares students to address the complex challenges inherent in the U.S. public health and healthcare systems.
Students seek answers to critical health policy questions, such as, How do we address the fact that so many Americans lack access to health care? How do we enact policies that support the nation’s frayed public health infrastructure? What are the best policy solutions to address the epidemics of gun violence and opioid addiction and overdose in the US? What can public health policy professionals do to advance the development of healthier environments in our nation’s communities?
Through the development of analysis, writing, research and advocacy skills, MSPH in health policy graduates go on to impact the policies, regulations and laws governing the health of populations within the U.S.
The MSPH in Health Policy is a professionally-oriented degree program designed for individuals seeking specialized academic training to establish or expand their careers as health policy analysts. The program requires one year of full-time residential academic coursework, followed by a nine-month field placement of full-time, paid employment in a professional health policy setting.
Beth Resnick, DrPH
David Earle, MLA
State-specific Information for Externship Programs
Students currently cannot conduct field placement activities in Kentucky. For more information, please contact the program office. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.