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Master of Public Health


Do you want to become a high-level leader in a health care organization or advance your health care management career? Earning your online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Administration online can help you achieve your career goals while you enjoy the benefits of an affordable, flexible program. Our online MPH in Health Policy and Administration can give you advanced knowledge in health care management so you can take your health care career to the next level.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s MPH in Health Policy and Administration is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to coordinate a wide variety of activities crucial to the effective and efficient delivery of health services and programs. The health administrator plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the delivery of services within health care organizations, including hospitals, medical group practices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, mental health clinics, insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

With a master’s degree in public health focused on health policy and administration, you have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of health service organizations, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s offices and clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Health care consulting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Dental offices
  • Health systems
  • Public health agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Common job titles include:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Clinic manager
  • Department or service line manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health policy analyst
  • Program manager