The Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at Kent State University Department of Health Policy and Management trains students to address public health risks and develop effective health services delivery models.

It is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates health services research, health policy analysis, and health care planning and management. 

Given the active research of the College’s faculty in identifying service gaps and in developing evidence-based practices and policy analysis, students will emerge with strong skills in health care organization management, alternative models of service financing, and strategies for improving services. 

MPH -  Health Policy and Management specialization offered in three formats

  • Kent Campus
  • Leadership and Organizational Change focus for students with significant work experience, for more information see Leadership Focus
    • Offered at Twinsburg Regional Academic Center on Tuesday evenings OR
    • Offered at Kent State Trumbull on Thursday evenings
  • 100% online format available only in Health Policy and Management, see Online MPH

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Administrative and management positions in:
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • State and local health departments
    • Nursing homes and mental health facilities
  • Policy analyst positions in health planning organizations and governmental agencies
  • Planning and management positions in health maintenance organizations and health insurance companies.

If you are looking for a career that will help you make a difference, the Kent State College of Public Health is a great place to get started. For more information, contact Jonathan VanGeest, PhD Associate Professor and Chair - Health Policy & Management at jvangees@kent.edu.

Don't forget to explore our other four MPH programs and find out how they can help you prepare for career opportunities in the field.

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