A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

MPH in Health Policy and Leadership

Program Director - Jim Banta

Units Cost per Unit LLU Quarterly Fee Average Completion Time
57 $880 $798

2.5-3 years
(9 quarters)

2016-2017 Health Policy & Leadership Catalog
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MPH Health Policy and Leadership

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in health policy and leadership attracts students who have a strong desire to address the social determinants of health and the complex organizational and policy challenges characteristic of current health systems. Students are competitively trained in health organizational leadership and management, health care economics, policy analysis and development at the local, state, federal and international level, advocacy and civil engagement, strategic communications to advance policies, health care negotiations and conflict resolution, strategic planning, and integrative health policy strategies.

Our students graduate exceptionally prepared for a broad array of careers at the intersection of health, health policy, management, and public health. Our graduates secure careers in health and public health agencies at the local, state, federal, and international level, community organizations, advocacy organizations, and health care organizations including hospitals, health clinics, and medical groups.

Students have the unique advantage of being trained by respected faculty in an institution that is part of a health system with over 80 hospitals (14,153 beds) across 17 states and the District of Columbia, over 300 health facilities in the United States, and hospitals in over 21 countries on 6 continents. As part of a values-centered learning in a faith-based academic institution, our graduates are encouraged to demonstrate key values including, but not limited to, integrity, compassion, and a commitment to social justice.

I am so thankful for the opportunity provided by Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship and Partners for Better Health, with the assistance and collaboration of LLU-SPH. This partnership is making it possible for me to pursue research in an area I am passionate about, and to give back to my community.

–Jessica Chairez, MPH Health Policy and Leadership student

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MPH in Health Policy and Leadership, you will be able to:

  1. Identify social, political, economic and legal factors which contribute to disparities in health care and population health.
  2. Develop, analyze, evaluate, and advocate for policy to improve the health status of populations
  3. Produce and distribute health policy communications for decision-makers and other intended stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build consensus, partnerships and coalitions.
  5. Adhere to professional ethics while promoting a high standard of personal integrity, compassion, and respect for others.

Possible Jobs: Graduates have a number of employment prospects with county and government organizations, in health systems, and in business and educational settings.