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Health Policy and Management, MPH

Master of Public Health

The IU Online MPH in Health Policy and Management prepares students for careers in public health by providing a balance of academic theory and real-world experience.

As a student in this program, you will acquire skills in policy development, implementation, and analysis. You will explore current national and state public health problems and discover the evidence-based policies used to address them. Health Policy and Management students learn how to apply ethical concepts and analytical frameworks to contemporary public health issues at all levels—local, national, international—and develop the skills to strategically manage policy within health services organizations. 

Degree Requirements 

To earn the MPH in Health Policy and Management, you must complete a total of 45 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Core courses (12 credit hours)
  • Health policy and management concentration courses (18 credit hours)
  • Elective courses (9 credit hours)
  • Practical experience courses (6 credit hours) 



To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA (or GRE scores)
  3. Minimum of two semesters of undergraduate mathematics
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. GRE scores (if cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0)
  3. Resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Personal statement, 500 words or fewer
  6. Interview
  7. TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)


Core courses

PBHL-P 510 Introduction to Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-P 511 Comp. Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology  3 Credits
PBHL-P 513 Planning, Evaluation, and Management 3 Credits
PBHL-P 512 Communication & Leadership 3 Credits

Concentration courses 

H 611 Policy Design, Implementation, and Management 3 Credits
H 616 Leading Public Health Service Organizations 3 Credits
H 619 Financial Management for Public Health Organizations 3 Credits
H 628 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Credits
H 641 Public Health Ethics 3 Credits
H 658 Research Concepts in Health Policy and Management 3 Credits


PBHL-H 621 Grant Writing and Administration for Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-H 613 Emergency Preparedness for Public Health 3 Credits
PBHL-H 644 Health Impact Assessment  3 Credits
PBHL-H 624 Developing Strategic Capabilities  3 Credits
PBHL-H 657 Cost-Effectiveness 3 Credits
PBHL-H 639 Law, Poverty, and Population Health 3 Credits
PBHL-S 614 Program Planning and Evaluation  3 Credits
PBHL-E 601 Advanced Epidemiology  3 Credits
PBHL-A 640 Public Health Applications of GIS 3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $402.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1206.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $603.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1809.00