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 8 MPH programs.
MPH (2 Year Program) - Students begin in the Fall Quarter of each academic year. The curriculum consists of a three-term sequence of academic coursework, followed by a summer internship placement of at least 400 hours, followed by a final three terms of further academic coursework. A total of 78 units are required to complete the program.
MPH (1 Year Program) - The one-year MPH is for students with prior doctoral-level training (MD, JD, PhD, or equivalent). This program allows students to build on their existing functional expertise by enhancing their skill with the skills and disciplines involved in the organization and analysis of health services. The exact length of the program and the nature of the field placement depend on the student's background.
MPH (Executive Style) - The Executive Master of Public Health (EMPH) Program is one of the most influential knowledge-based leadership programs of its kind. This degree offers a rigorous, fully-accredited, competency-based curriculum in a bi-weekly weekend format that is designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
Concurrent Degrees - The HPM Department has established concurrent degree programs with other schools on campus that allow students to take advantage of the unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study the UCLA offers. In these programs, students follow a carefully designed curriculum that allows them to complete the requirements for two degrees in less time than is normally required to complete the two degrees separately.
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.