Public Health: Health Policy and Administration

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Public Health is a field of study focused on preventing illness and promoting health in individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The Public Health degree at Miami builds on the University's strength in three areas: Human Diseases & Epidemiology; Health Policy and Administration; and Public Health Promotion & Education. Students will choose a concentration in one of these specialty areas as well as complete a core curriculum covering the fundamental elements of public health. These curricula will prepare students for either graduate school or employment in the field.

Health Policy and Administration

Focuses on critical policy and programmatic issues in public health. The emphasis of this concentration is to examine how public policy impacts the public health delivery system and how administrators work to develop and implement programs in the field of public health.  This track is in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course of Study (39-42 semester hours)

Core Curriculum (required for all concentrations)

The core curriculum is typically completed during the student's first and second years.

To major in Public Health, a student must complete 18-19 semester hours distributed as follows:

  • KNH125 - Introduction to Public Health or Community Health Perspectives (3 hours)*
  • KNH218 - Applied Health Behavior Change (3 hours)
  • STA261 or STA301 - Statistics or Applied Statistics (4 or 3 hours)
  • MBI361 or MBI361W - Epidemiology (3 hours)
  • GTY365 - National and Global Health Policy or Social Policy & Programs in Gerontology (3 hours)*
  • IES/KNH 441 - Environmental Public Health (3 hours)

*This are the recommended Core courses for Health Policy and Administration concentration.

Concentrations

The concentration requirements are typically completed during the student's 3rd and 4th years.

This concentration focuses on critical policy and programmatic issues in public health. The emphasis of this concentration is to examine how public policy impacts the public health delivery system and how administrators work to develop and implement programs in the field of public health.

Administration (6-9)

  • Pol 261 Public Administration (3)
  • Choose one:
    • POL 362 Public Management, Leadership, and Administrative Politics (3)
    • POL 467 Public Budgeting (3)
    • POL 468 Public personnel Administration (3)
    • SOC 454 Formal Organization (3)

Healthy Policy (6-9)

  • GTY 465- Policies and Programs in an Aging Society (3)
  • Choose one:
    • ATH 448 Developing Solutions in Global Health (3)*
    • ECO 332 Health Economics (3)
    • GTY 362 Applied Research in Gerontology (3)
    • POL 466 & 406 Public Policy Analysis (5)*

Internship (6-8)

  • POL 340 - internship OR
  • GTY 440 - capstone internship
     
  • Students should select one additional elective from either the Administration or Health Policy courses listed above.

* satisfies Miami Plan capstone requirement

 


Host Departments:
Gerontology (GTY) and Political Science (POL)

Contact: Dr. Sara McLaughlin, 513-529-2628, 375 Upham Hall (GTY)

 

updated: 8/06/2020