Department of Health Policy and Management

About Our Program

The Mission of the MPH Programs in Health Policy and Management

The mission of the MPH in Health Policy and Management is to provide masters level education, informed by research & evidence-based practice, to develop and prepare early careerists and entry-level health care professionals who will play leadership roles in public and private institutions involved in the organization, financing, and delivery of health services and aimed at developing legislation and regulations that will improve the health of individuals, communities and populations.

About Our Program

The UCLA MPH Program in Health Policy and Management is a highly competitive program that prepares students for top leadership positions in health delivery organizations, advocacy, policy making bodies, government health care organizations at all levels, community based organizations, and the diversity of other public and private health care organizations.

HPM Internship Placement Sites

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, UCLA is full of opportunities. In addition to having access to one of the largest health care systems, we are also the most diverse community in the country. The diversity of health care opportunities matches the diversity of our population. Our graduates have become significant figures in the local, regional and national healthcare system.  The vast and highly supportive Health Policy and Management Alumni Association in Los Angeles and throughout California ensures our students are introduced to the best opportunities available in health policy and management.

In Los Angeles County...

  • there are 292 annual days of sunshine and an average temperature of 72 degrees 
  • 10 million residents speak at least 185 languages an dlive in hudreds of neighborhoods and can visit 230 farmer's markets each week 
  • almost 20% live in poverty 
  • about 10% of adults are uninsured (down from almost 30% in 2011)
  • more than 100 hospitals and more than 25,000 licensed hospital beds 
  • the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation 
  • there are contradictions...10,000 ft mountains and 100-degree heat (in the Valley); mansions and tents; sunshine, floods, and fire; movie studios and oil refineries 
  • you can visit some of the country's best museums, zoos, aquariums, beaches parks 
  • Griffith Park has 53 miles of hiking trails, a horse ranch, the Hollywood Sign, the Greek Theatre, the Giffith Observatory, and lots of cintage railcars 
  • unemployment is blow 5%, personal income is rising, and the region's GDP outpaces the rest of the country but it also ranks 7th in income inequality and the homeless population has increased by 75% since 2000 
  • there is a Denny's with complementary valet parking!
  • the Port of Los Angeles imports and exports $1.2B worth of goods each day 
  • LAX moves 75M passengers per year 

Programs of Study

The Department of Health Policy and Management’s outstanding academic programs, renowned faculty, commitment to translating knowledge into practice and prominent research centers and programs uphold its acclaimed reputation in the field. The Department of Health Policy and Management offers 6 MPH programs.