M.S. - International Health Policy and Management
Improving health care is crucial to development, yet health care policy makers and managers consistently face complex challenges with severely limited resources. The task of translating new policies into health care systems into successful programs encounters barriers that include, but are not limited to, weak management and policy makers and managers not sharing a common understanding of desired health outcomes. The Master of Science (MS) in International Health Policy and Management (IHPM) is designed to tackle solutions to these problems and teach skills necessary to design and implement effective programs. Further, the program addresses the need to align policies, organizations, and health outcomes.
In this rapidly globalizing arena, health care policy makers and managers also need a comprehensive knowledge of the principles underlying the economics and management of health systems, resource mobilization, and allocation - including issues of equity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency, building public-private partnerships, and regulation. The MS/IHPM program prepares students to address these challenges by bringing together experts in the fields of international development, health financing, and health systems.
The MS/IHPM program is a joint undertaking of the Schneider Institute for Health Policy and the Programs for Sustainable International Development.
Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Successful applicants to the MS program/joint MS programs in International Health Policy & Management are usually mid-career professionals who finished their university training 5 to 6 years ago. This requirement is usually waived only for medical doctors from developing nations.
International Student Requirements:
Proof of English language proficiency
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999