University of Washington School of Public Health
MPH in Health Services: General Focus
Students in the Health Services MPH program acquire knowledge and skills in the following areas: determinants of health and disease; external and internal factors shaping health care and public health systems; structure, function, and performance of health systems; policy analysis and development; management; strategies for improving health; and evaluation methods. Required coursework includes a focus in the areas of management, policy or health economics. Optional concentrations are available for students in the in-residence program who want further depth of knowledge in health policy, the social and behavioral sciences, or issues pertaining to the health of women, children and families.
At a Glance
Priority is given to applicants with clearly-defined training interests that align well with the strengths of the program, particularly those who already have had two or more years of relevant work experience.
Application Deadline: December 1, for Autumn Quarter entry
Upon satisfactory completion of the MPH in Health Services, graduates will be able to:
- Meet the generic SPH learning objectives for the MPH degree;
- Meet the Core-Specific Learning Objectives for all MPH students;
- Assess community health problems and make recommendations to address these problems through community collaboration;
- Identify determinants of access and delivery of health services; use this information to design strategies to improve the availability of health services by drawing on health sector and non-health sector resources;
- Manage, and use data to continuously improve, health programs and services; and
- Design and conduct studies of effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of programs, interventions, and policies aimed at improving the health of individuals, populations, and/or communities.