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The MS in Global Health Policy and Management is an accelerated, nine-month program.

Our curriculum equips students with: analytical skills to understand the financing and payment structures of health systems; strategies to design and develop effective health policies and programs; and management and leadership tools to implement new health policies and programs. By employing this competitive set of skills, students learn how to create the best policies possible and apply them to any situation, from Zika or Ebola response, to reducing the infant mortality rate.

Unlike a public health degree, the MS program at Heller places health policy at the center, focusing on analytics, design and management. We believe that effective policy is critical to expanding access to high quality health care for all individuals who need care. And because we are embedded in a top school of social policy, students have the opportunity to connect individually with faculty and researchers across a variety of fields, including international development.
Hear more about the program from Director Diana Bowser

Alumni Outcomes

Parisa Kharazi, MS’13

Parisa Kharazi, MS’13, Senior Health Informatics Analyst at Jhpiego

“In the MS program there was a lot of emphasis not only on health policy, but on economics and working with data. I work with data every single day—it’s what my job is. I think the skills I learned at Heller and even more importantly, what I learned from other students, are just so incredibly important.”

Sreeraj Sasi, MS’10

Sreeraj Sasi, MS’10, Improvement Advisor at Ko Awatea

“Currently I’m leading a health equity campaign and a diabetes collaborative within Counties Manukau-Auckland. I provide advice, practical help and coaching and deliver teaching sessions in the application of quality improvement tools for internal and external customers.”

Pushpita Samina, MS'15, Clinical services Lead at USAID Bangladesh

"When I was hired my office director made an comment, 'I know Brandeis folks can do anything and I have my confidence in you.' I think it is true in many ways. My short stay in Brandeis, especially Heller, has developed my technical capacity to make a deep dive in any health system problem and to find a solution."