MPH Health Policy and Management

To function effectively and efficiently the Canadian health care system needs highly skillful administrators and managers who can lead health care organizations at all levels - from health care programs and clinics up to provincial and federal governments.

The master of public health (MPH) program in health policy and management is a course-based program that equips future health care managers and administrators with skills and competencies that prepare them for leadership positions in the health care system. The health policy and management program emphasizes critical issues in health care policy formulation and implementation, development of analytical skills, and expertise need to lead and manage health systems, programs and agencies in the health and social services sectors.

Graduates work in diverse areas of policy development and health system management, leadership and administration, including public health programs, hospitals and care facilities, provincial health departments, and other health- and wellness-related organizations.

In addition to the MPH core courses (*24), students must complete the following for a total of (*51).

Specialization Courses (*18)

SPH 550 - Introduction to Health Care Finance (*3)
SPH 570 - Introduction to Health Care Economics (*3)
SPH 580 - Management and Design of Health Care Organizations (*3)
SPH 581- Basics of Public Health Leadership (*3)
SPH 600 Health Policy Development (*3)
SPH 605 - Health Law and Administration (*3)

Approved Elective Courses (*9)

(*9) of graduate-level courses approved by the student's academic advisor.

Length of Program

The minimum time to complete the MPH degree is 20 months. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is six years (part- or full-time) from the date of first registration.