Health Management and Policy (HMP)
The Division of Health Management and Policy is one of the graduate divisions within the GSPH. It offers a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Health Management and Policy as well as a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work with the SDSU School of Social Work.
This division provides academic preparation for individuals who are interested in managing, organizing, planning, or evaluating organizations and services in the health care sector. Graduates are prepared for a full range of careers in health care administration, including management, consulting, planning, and marketing positions in a wide range of health care settings (such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care facilities, insurers, and managed care organizations).
The HMP program is particularly proud of an approach that combines a broad-based, rigorous curriculum embodying a public health focus with a strong management orientation. This stems from a belief that individuals working within the health care system should recognize the needs of their communities from a broad public health perspective, while at the same time bringing sophisticated management skills to their job environment.
In addition to accreditation held by the GSPH, the Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy MPH is accredited separately by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
The Program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), participates in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Health Education Network (HEN), and has an active student chapter of the ACHE through its association with the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL). The program curriculum is guided by a set of competencies (pdf) developed to satisfy CAHME requirements and to meet the needs of students in preparing for successful careers in health management and policy.
In addition to core faculty listed above, the Division enjoys active participation and involvement by a number of part-time faculty from other Departments at SDSU and the community.
* Hanlon Executive Scholar
last updated: 4/9/2012