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Program in International Health Policy and Management The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University

  • Waltham, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 34%66%
    student ratio
  • 29
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 15
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management Program Brings Together Experts to Tackle Crucial Need

Improving health care is crucial for international development. This area of need is being addressed by a special Master of Science program at Brandeis University's Heller School. Health care policymakers and managers need comprehensive knowledge of the principles underlying the economics and management of health systems, resource mobilization, and allocation. To address these issues, the Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management program is designed to bring together experts in the fields of international development, health financing, and health systems. Heller's program trains students in both planning and implementing health programs, producing graduates who are well equipped to fully meet the challenges of international health policy and management.

The M.S. Program Focuses on Health Policy Making and Health System Management

The M.S. program in health policy making and the management of health systems in low and middle-income countries is a one-year program. Each year, students join over a hundred other early- to mid-career professionals from all over the world who are interested in health policy. As they progress through the M.S. program, they form a close partnership working on such challenges as helping governments manage health care markets; dealing with the relationship between chronic illness, including HIV/AIDS, and macroeconomic growth; or managing the transition from diseases of poverty to those of higher income populations. This collaborative approach to learning makes this one of the most respected M.S. programs in international health policy and management in the nation.

Heller Offers an Interdisciplinary and Integrative Education in International Health Policy and Management

One of the hallmarks of Heller School's international health policy and management M.S. program is its interdisciplinary and integrative nature. For example, though two tracks are available in Heller's program, one emphasizing policy and the other focusing on management, certain required courses are common to both tracks, and students study those courses together. The school also offers a dual M.S./M.B.A. degree.

During the program, experienced practitioners are exposed to innovative ideas, and interdisciplinary policy studies are meshed with practical management skills, Students learn how to make the best use of policy analysis to determine which health care policies work and which are the most cost effective. Heller's M.S. in International Health Policy and Management program is one of the finest in the country, and its students receive rigorous training in preparation for a role in the global community.


Location & Contact

Program in International Health Policy and Management

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
United States

Dr. A. Nandakumar,

Program Director

Phone: 781-736-3926
Email: aknkumar@brandeis.edu

Elizabeth Cole

Admissions Officer

Phone: 781-736-2647
Fax: 781-736-2774
Email: elcole@brandeis.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • International Health Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 28
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 171
    • Accepted 108
    • Acceptance Rate 63
    • Enrolled 24
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degrees3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae or resume, 5 years of international health experience
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Tuition Waivers, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Female Percentage34%
    • Male Percentage66%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American57%
    • White / Caucasian43%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchInternational development, health financing, and health systems
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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