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... my YSPH studies are allowing me to explore all of the intricacies of our health care system, including topics such as disparities, delivery and access to care.

Hil Moss
MBA/MPH joint degree candidate

MPH in Health Care Management

The HCM curriculum is unique in that it combines courses at the Yale School of Management (SOM) with courses at the School of Public Health. The longstanding, unique partnership between YSPH and SOM provides exemplary management education and ensures that our students are exposed to both schools. The HCM program is but one demonstration of Yale’s commitment to collaboration between schools and flexibility in building a course of study to meet your individual aspirations.

What are the program's areas of expertise?

  • Organizational behavior and leadership
  • Business economics and finance
  • Quality improvement and implementation science
  • Operations and information management
  • Cost-effectivess analyses
  • Hospital and integrated delivery system administration
  • Life sciences industries

What makes us different?

  • The close integration of our program, between YSPH and a top 10 ranked business school such as SOM, is not something that any other MPH program in the United States can offer.
  • Our curriculum is curated each year in a joint effort between SOM and YSPH to ensure that our students are able to access the best learning opportunities at both schools. Students will take courses such as Accounting, Negotiations, Competitive Strategy, and Managing Marketing, at SOM, with experienced Professors in Management, and take foundational courses in Health Policy, Finance and Management from our very own Professor Howard Forman.
  • Our relationship with SOM allows our students to access over 50 clubs and organizations, internship and job opportunities featured on SOM’s job portal as well as on-campus recruitment visits, SOM’s state of the art facilities and a weekly networking happy hour (closing bell). Access to services at both schools allow our students to explore opportunities that suit their diverse career interests, whether that might be healthcare consulting, global health, the non-profit sector, hospital administration, or social entrepreneurship, to name just a few.
  • The program is small enough that students get 1:1 access to dedicated HCM faculty often at a moments’ notice, providing them unparalleled support.
  • The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. In addition to a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space, students choose two dinners to attend with our speakers.
  • Our job placements are incredibly impressive and starting salaries are very competitive. A number of firms visit campus just to recruit within our small cohort. See more on our Career Management Center page.
  • Each year our students, in a joint effort with colleagues from SOM and the schools of medicine and nursing, lead one of the best Healthcare Conferences on offer in the United States. The 2020 conference features an exclusive event with 19th US Surgeon General, and treasured alumnus, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy.


2024-25 Matriculation

The MPH degree requires a total of 20 course units. The MPH in Health Care Management (HCM) requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified. In addition, all 2-year MPH students are required to complete an internship and an Applied Practice Experience (APE). An internship may fulfill both requirements if it meets certain conditions. Please refer to the Internship and Practicum Guidelines for more information.

  • EPH 505 Biostatistics in Public Health I - 1 unit
  • EPH 507 Social Justice and Health Equity - 1 unit
  • EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health - 1 unit
  • EPH 510 Health Policy and Health Care Systems - 1 unit
  • EPH 513 Major Health Threats - 1 unit
  • EPH 100/EPH 101 Professional Skills Series - 0 units
  • EPH 520 or 521 Summer Internship - 0 units (The Summer Internship may meet the APE requirement but the workplan must first be approved by the Office of Public Health Practice. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the APE through the Summer internship requirement. If not, students will need to take a practicum course during the 2nd year using one of their remaining electives.)

HCM Department Required Courses (9-10 course units)

  • HPM 583 Methods in Health Services Research - 1 unit
  • HPM 586 Microeconomics for Health Policy and Health Management - 1 unit
  • MGT 699 Colloquium in Health Care Leadership (two semesters) - 0.5 units
  • MGT 502* Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance - 1 unit
  • MGT 525* Competitive Strategy - 1 unit
  • MGT 698* Health Care Policy, Finance, and Economics - 1 unit
  • MGT 856* Managing Marketing Programs (half-term) - 0.5 units
  • MGT 879* Health Care Operations (half-term) - 0.5 units
  • MGT 887* Negotiations: Beyond Win-Win (half-term) - 0.5 units
  • HPM 688 Managing Health Care in Complex Systems (capstone) - 1 unit

One of the following:

  • HPM 595 Food and Drug Administration Law - 1 unit
  • MGT 657* Creating Healthcare and Life Sciences Ventures - 0.5 units
  • MGT 668 Narratives in Health Media on the Social Internet - 0.5 units
  • MGT 995* Sustainable Innovations - 0.5 units
  • BIS 640/SBS 640/MGT 642 User-Centered Design of Digital Health Tools - 0.5 units
  • HPM 548 Pharmaceutical Industry and Public Policy - 1 unit
  • MGT 654 Data-Driven Value Creation in Healthcare and Life Sciences - 0.5 units
  • MGT 663 Innovation, Investments, and New Frontiers in Medicine - 0.5 units

One of the following:

  • MGT 527* Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations - 1 unit
  • MGT/HPM 631* Public Health Entrepreneurship & Intrapraneurship - 0.5 units
  • MGT 512* Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship - 1 unit
  • MGT 621* Managing Social Enterprises - 1 unit
  • MGT 801* Impact Measurement & Financial Reporting in the Social Sector - 0.5 units
  • MGT 839 Program Evaluation - 1 unit
  • MGT 864* Behavioral Science and Social Good - 0.5 unit

Elective Courses (5-6 units depending on practice requirement and distributional elective choice)

*These courses are offered in the School of Management.