Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Systems & Policy
Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Health Systems & Policy will be able to:
- Use economic theories, concepts, and methodologies in the analysis and evaluation of current health care issues and problems;
- Assess community health needs, disparities, and the health care delivery system within the context of social, cultural, political, legal, and economic forces;
- Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods in the analysis of health service and policy issues;
- Assess and delineate public health policies and practices recognizing legal and ethical implications for individuals and populations; and
- Describe principles of management theories in the delivery of health services and evaluation of health system performances.