About the Program

Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration in Population Health Management

MPH studentsThe department views Population Health Management as the leadership role within a highly interactive ecosystem comprised of (1) individual/consumer health, (2) healthcare systems, (3) traditional public health, and (4) social policies. Graduates will be able to do complex problem solving that produces innovative ideas within this eco-system that will transform how organizations and communities manage population health.

Once students have completed our Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Population Health Management, they are able to enter a variety of management positions within healthcare wherein they can focus on the delivery, quality and cost of healthcare for individuals and the population.

Our MPH with a concentration in Population Health Management is a 50-credit-hour program, designed to be completed in 2 years. The MPH Population Health Management concentration is in an initial candidacy period for Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation. We use the National Center for Health Care Leadership (NCHL) Healthcare Leadership Competency Model.

We typically offer classes Monday through Thursday after 4 pm to accommodate students who work full time. 

Practicum Experience

MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience that consists of 336 hours. Students have the ability to seek out a practicum site or select from a list of sites. It is a goal of the MPH program to assure that the practicum experience combines didactic learning with practical experience to enable the student to achieve the public health competencies that are necessary to carry out the core functions of public health.

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Previous students in the Population Health Management concentration have completed practicums at the sites listed below:

  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky Cancer Program
  • KentuckyOne Health
  • Norton Children’s Gynecology
  • Norton Children’s Hospital
  • UofL Department of Neurosurgery in Frazier Rehab Building
  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • University of Louisville Physicians

Program Details

Review the course sequence for the MPH with Concentration in Population Health Management

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For more information about the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, check out the MPH Program website and review the MPH Curriculum.

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