Shape the Future of Health Care
Learn to Formulate Solutions with a Global Perspective & Earn a Master’s Degree in Health and Medical Policy
The Health and Medical Policy degree at George Mason University gives students the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to analyze and formulate effective health and medical policies.
Because health policy affects all facets of society—including economic growth, security, and politics—the program teaches students to link issues, objectives, and solutions to these broader contexts. Students in the HMP program come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but they all learn to assess the performance of health systems, and identify issues, solutions and policy options.
The curriculum also emphasizes an international perspective, so that students gain experience in comparing and dealing with health care systems around the world.
Students are taught to examine the structures, functions, governing policies, and performance of diverse health care systems. They practice devising alternate courses of action and policy reform that contribute to achieving goals.
Students tackle a wide range of issues, including
- Government roles in comparative health systems
- Evaluating public health programs
- Implications of priority setting and resource allocation on policy formulation
- Medicine as diplomacy
- Financing reform
- Geographic and socioeconomic disparities
- Ethics in health and medical policy
- Policy theories and political realities
- Global health workforce challenges
- And more.
Graduates of the Health and Medical Policy program are ready for leadership roles in consulting, analysis and advising on public health policy making. They’re ready for careers that tackle the burning health policy issues of the day and contribute to informed policy formulation.
Admission Information Sessions
HMP Overview annd Curriculum Requirements
English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish