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Department of Health Policy and Management

Our Department's Mission

The Department of Health Policy and Management focuses on eliminating disparities in health and health care, improving how care is delivered and managed, creating effective health policy and financing public health services delivery.

At a time of extraordinary need driven by rising health care costs, the aging of the population and growing health disparities, our faculty experts mentor students for research and careers in areas related to these critical issues.

Maryland is a national leader in health care reform, and our students have the opportunity to work on innovative initiatives to improve health for Maryland’s most vulnerable diverse populations. Students also benefit from contact with Washington DC-based non-profit and private organizations, as well as federal and state agencies.

Our faculty members represent disciplines including health services, health management, economics, public health, public policy and organizational development.

The School of Public Health will get you where you want to go. The MHA program was great because it combined both the business principles of health and health care systems, as well as the core principles of public health, which is unique to the program. It allows you to create an impact.

Amanda Hemmer, alumna of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland with red background

Our Degree Programs

Master of Health Administration

The MHA is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in health care management and health service delivery systems and an understanding of the basic and core principles of public health.

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Master of Health Administration (Online)

The MHA Online is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in health care management and health service delivery systems and an understanding of the basic and core principles of public health. Much of the course-work will be online and the MHA Online can be completed in two years of full-time or three years of part-time study according to a timeline that works for busy professionals. 

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Master of Public Health, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

The MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation is designed to train students as public health scientists and practitioners that focus practice and/or research activities on the understanding, analysis, evaluation, and development of health policy.

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Master of Public Health, Health Equity

The MPH in health equity is a unique and interdisciplinary program with students taking courses across all departments at UMD-SPH and across the UMD campus. It is designed to train students as public health scientists and practitioners that focus practice and/or research activities on the recognition, description and elimination of health disparities.

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Master of Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy (online)

The MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy Online provides working professionals with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to assume leadership roles in addressing important public health policy, practice and management issues. Much of the course-work will be online and the MPH-PHPP Online can be completed in two years of full-time or three years of part-time study according to a timeline that works for busy professionals. 

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PhD, Health Services Research

The PhD program provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management and evaluation of health and public health programs.

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Connect With Us

Get in Touch With Our Graduate Program Directors

Melvin Seale, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Melvin Seale, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Melvin Seale, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Melvin Seale, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Plan a Visit!

Dept. of Health Policy and Management
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Dr. Dylan Roby
Email: droby@umd.edu

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.

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