Master's in Health Economics (MHS)
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.
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.
Dr. Trujillo, the degree program co-director, discusses his study in Peru that examines diabetes, exercise, and the economics of behavior change
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, 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 learn how to develop health systems that promote equitable access to care and health. Students will use applied health cases from around the world to experience the value of economic tools in solving pressing global health problems.
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