UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Master's in Public Health (MPH) - Health Policy and Management

Program Description

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management (HPM) is a one-year program designed for individuals with a previous academic or professional doctoral-level degree who have already worked in health care for several years and wish to refine their health services skills and knowledge. Physicians, dentists, attorneys, social scientists, and other professionals enter this program to gain an understanding of the complexities and process of the health care system. This program provides individuals with a strong foundation in health services to complement and broaden their expertise in their functional area.

Possible Career Paths: 

Graduates work in a variety of policy and management healthcare settings. Examples of positions include consulting, project management, financial analysis in healthcare organizations, research positions and administration.


Students must complete the following:

12 COURSES / 56 units

  • REQUIRED – 9 courses / 44 units
  • ELECTIVES – 3 courses / 12 units
Sample Course Sequencing

Applicants are only admitted in the Fall.  Applicants who wish to be considered for all financial aid considerations, should have their applications, letters, transcripts and official GRE scores here at the School of Public Health by December 1 of the year preceding the desired entrance year.

The application process has three steps. You must:

  1. Submit an on-line application and pay the application fee at SOPHAS,
  2. Submit an online application and pay the application fee at UCLA Graduate Admissions, and
  3. Mail required academic documents and test scores to SOPHAS and to UCLA’s School of Public Health.

For complete application instructions and the list of required materials, review the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Admission Application Check List and Submission Instructions.

The program usually has many more qualified applicants than can be admitted, so meeting the above minimum requirements does not ensure admission.


For more information or questions, please contact Anna Lim at or 310.825.7863. 

*This information is intended as an overview, and should be used as a guide only. Requirements, course offerings and other elements may change, and this overview may not list all details of the program. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the registrar’s office.