Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Behavioral Health Policy

Health systems are the most complex organizations that we manage today. This trillion-dollar industry, the largest service industry in the world, faces many challenges and opportunities.

Modern health care management requires improving care processes, achieving clinical quality and efficiency, reducing errors, and finding best practices. As the development and utilization of biotechnology and ethical drugs drive the cost of health promotion and illness prevention through the roof, the organization of care providers determines how effectively patients and families are diagnosed and treated.

The Behavioral Health Policy concentration prepares students to become international leaders in the changing global landscape and infrastructure of health care. The knowledge base and technology in this industry are both expanding at an exponential rate. The global demand is to find future leaders competent in health policy analysis.

Institute for Behavioral Health

Students in the Behavioral Health concentration benefit from access to the Institute for Behavioral Health, which focuses on the intersection of health, behavior, and systems of care, with an emphasis on their linkages. Its underlying premise is that these systems can be better used to promote healthier lifestyles and assist individuals to engage in behaviors which lead to better health.

The Heller School is ranked ninth in the U.S. among graduate schools that specialize in health policy and management by U.S. News & World Report.

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