MS/GHPM Curriculum

An academically intensive degree undertaken in nine months, the Master of Science program in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM) requires 36 credits. The skills you acquire in the program will prepare you in three main areas: the design, financing and implementation of health system and policy changes; understanding how to use analytical skills to make these changes; and public health knowledge needed to improve population health. Students also have the option of applying for a dual degree with Heller’s MBA in Nonprofit Management, the MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX), or the MA in Sustainable International Development (SID).

Course Sequence

GHPM program leadership and faculty regularly examine and review our curriculum to ensure that it reflects global health policy today and prepares students for the future of the field. Therefore, please note that the curriculum outlined below is subject to change. 

Health Systems Concentration



Relevant Skills for Today's Global Initiatives

Heller MS GHPM students gain skills that align closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO mandate for Universal Health Coverage. We work closely with master’s programs in Sustainable International Development and Conflict Resolution and Coexistence to ensure that the skills we teach overlap extensively with these global initiatives issued by the United Nations and the World Health Organization.