Health Policy from a Global Perspective.

The Heller Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management (MS GHPM) degree is an accelerated, nine-month program focused on health systems strengthening and global health policy, housed at a top-ranked school for health policy and management. 

During this turbulent and complex time, the health needs of a world facing natural disasters, war, famine and lack of health care loom large — particularly for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. As old threats evolve and new ones emerge, so, too, do the theories and practical strategies we use to combat them.

The MS GHPM program provides aspiring global health professionals from around the world with the comprehensive expertise and cutting-edge tech­niques they need to provide essential health care services that communities depend on most. Students can dig deep with a STEM concentration in health economics and analytics.

Why Choose the Heller MS in Global Health Policy and Management?

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Work with experienced peers from around the world

Acquire a 360-degree view of the world’s health care systems and forge connections that will enrich both your graduate experience and your professional network.
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Join a community dedicated to equity, inclusion and diversity

We work to ensure that community members respect and value others. We are committed to equity, inclusion and diversity in our research institutes, academic programs, policies and community relationships.
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Improve health systems with structural change

Gain skills and insights—aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO Universal Health Coverage mandate—to improve health outcomes for entire populations.
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Become a global health policy leader

Create positive change for improved global health through careers with USAID, the United Nations, academic institutions, state health ministries and more.
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Tori Lee, MBA/MS GHPM'22

“I’m really interested in expanding what health care as a human right looks like in the United States, and for all people," says Lee. “I want to work for a health care organization with a social justice platform.” That’s what led her to the Heller School to pursue dual MS in Global Health Policy and Management and Social Impact MBA degrees, to prepare her for a career addressing health equity. 

Alumni Outcomes

Zizwa Mwafulirwa

Zizwa Mwafulirwa, MS GHPM’20

Epidemiologist at CDC Foundation

“Sometimes when you have opportunities like [attending Heller], people tend to make you feel like ‘you’re lucky to be here,’ but it was more like, ‘we’re lucky to have you, you deserve this opportunity.’ It was really encouraging.”

Nicole Levesque

Nicole Levesque, MS GHPM'21

Program Analyst, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"Heller was there for me and for many other Peace Corps volunteers when we really needed it. It has gotten me to exactly where I wanted to go."

Kaique Fermiano Manuel

Kaique Fermiano Manuel, MS GHPM’22

Senior Analyst, Deloitte

“The skills that we learn here — it’s about real life and how you are really going to make change,” he says. “When I was looking at programs about global health, some were really theoretical, and I was looking for something that you can go out and apply.”

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