Graduate Programs

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Health Policy and Management: MPH

The master of public health (M.P.H.) in health policy and management is designed to prepare students for a career in health policy in either applied (e.g., healthcare institutions, nonprofits, and local, state, or federal agencies) or research settings. By providing students with a comprehensive foundation of public health principles and their application to policy, the M.P.H. in health policy and management ensures students are proficient in the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.

The M.P.H. in health policy and management is a 42-credit graduate program that includes core courses shared across an interdisciplinary core as well as a required applied practice experience and integrative learning experience. Courses in population health policy are supplemented by courses in health policy and management content areas (e.g., program evaluation, financial management, conflict resolution and inequities in health and healthcare) and public health electives from across the University of Delaware.

The program is designed to be completed in two years. Limited, competitive funding opportunities are available for exceptional students.

UD also offers an M.P.H. in epidemiology through the College of Health Sciences. The two M.P.H. tracks share 15 credits of core courses, but diverge in specialized coursework. Applicants to the M.P.H. must apply to a specific track.

M.P.H. in health policy and management students are able to pursue a variety of focus areas by registering for elective courses within a specialty area such as:

  • inequities in health and healthcare
  • health policy
  • health systems
  • program evaluation
  • policy analysis
  • emergency management
  • nonprofit management
  • public management

M.P.H. applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. In the online application, please supply official GRE scores from within the past 5 years, a resume, a statement of purpose (application essay), and 2-3 letters of recommendation.

A TOEFL score is required for all international students.

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Application Deadlines



May 31: Priority consideration for admission.
August 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2022-2023 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $979.