The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

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. 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. They can choose from two concentrations: 

  • STEM Concentration in Health Economics and Analytics
  • Health Systems Concentration
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.
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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.”

Bulat Idrisov, MS’14, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Bashkir State Medical University; Founder, Panacea.Cloud

“I am confident being in positions that require you to lead. But because of my experience at Heller I can look at ambitious projects and say, ‘It’s not easy, but I can do it.’”

Brooke Rosenbauer ’09, MS’12, Senior Manager of Community Impact for Social Purpose, Reebok

"I learned so much from my classmates. Most of them were from different professional backgrounds, including doctors, and different countries. Heller has become more valuable the more years I’ve had in the working world.”