We prepare uniformed service members and federal government employees for mid-level healthcare management, leadership, and policy advising positions within the MHS and federal healthcare organizations. The program actively engages with the MHS and National Capital Area healthcare systems to ensure graduates meet the unique needs of the federal healthcare sector. Our faculty excel in scholarship and teaching, and we are committed to student professional development. The program employs an interdisciplinary and competency-based approach focused on leadership, military readiness, people, policy, transformation and execution.

The Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration & Policy is the premier provider of health policy and administration education for the Military Health System (MHS), federal health policy partners, and Allied Host Nation personnel through a sustained commitment to leadership in academics, research and scholarship. The program provides an innovative approach to graduate education by offering access to top policy-making federal government agencies, think-tanks, universities, and speakers in the National Capital Area. Graduates of this program are uniquely situated for major leadership roles in health administration and policy. The MPH-HSAP is fully accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.



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Program Highlights

Students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research that spans numerous possibilities: basic science, clinical research, global health, etc. Particular focus areas relevant to military medicine include traumatic brain injury, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, emerging infectious and neglected tropical diseases, combat casualty care, substance abuse, genomics and precision medicine.

Graduate Research

Faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics have years of experience in areas such as force health protection, epidemiologic surveillance using DoD systems, field epidemiology, and an understanding of the unique population that includes Active Duty service members, Guard and Reserve, family members, and retirees, giving students a unique perspective on Preventive Medicine before leaving the classroom.

Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics