The Master of Public Health in Health Administration & Policy is a 45-credit hour program that prepares graduates for careers in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmatic activity in health services organizations.
Alumni of the program occupy a variety of leadership positions in the health services industry. Depending on the number of years since graduation, they are in various healthcare leadership positions for hospitals, physician practices and prominent health systems; federal organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; state organizations, such as the State Department of Health, Department of Mental Health, Department of Human Services; local health departments; and non-profit organizations in health services.
The Hudson College of Public Health and the Master of Public Health program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City.
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The following are required:
Must be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.
Bachelor’s degree or entry-level first professional degree from an accredited institution.
Grade point average of 3.0 or above using the upper-division coursework of the bachelor's degree.
College Algebra or a higher-level math course.
Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS
Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS
Three letters of academic or professional recommendation uploaded through SOPHAS
by the recommender. Applicants must list recommenders’ contact information on the application and then upon submission, SOPHAS will send instructions to each recommender on how to submit their letter electronically through the online portal.
U.S. Applicants: SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended be submitted by utilizing the instructions here
. Applicants will enter the information in coursework section of the application utilizing the data from their transcript(s). Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada into the coursework section of the application.
International Applicants: Submit transcripts/mark sheets to the World Education Services (www.wes.org
) for a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants must designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation.
International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency
by submitting TOEFL
(score of 100 or above) or IELTS
(score of 7.0 or above) that meet the minimum required score
. TOEFL scores must be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.
Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.
Master of Public Health in Health Administration & Policy:
- Spring: December 15
- Fall: August 1
- Summer: May 1
CURRENT OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.
NON-OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
STEP 1: SOPHAS APPLICATION
Submit a SOPHAS application (www.sophas.org) and required fee (click here to review information regarding SOPHAS fees and fee waivers). The documentation identified in the ‘Admission Requirements’ section must be submitted in SOPHAS.
STEP 2: SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION
Applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit a supplemental application and fee. The supplemental application is available via the OU Health Sciences Center website at: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/. Applicants must select the same program(s) in the supplemental application as they did in the SOPHAS application.
PLEASE NOTE: Fee waivers are not available for the supplemental application.
Fee structure for the supplemental application is as follows:
$100 for one or two professional programs (Certificate / MPH / MHA programs). One professional program = $100. Two professional programs = $100.
$75 for one or two graduate program(s) (MS / PhD programs).
$175 for one professional program AND one graduate program (i.e. applicant applies to both the MPH in Biostatistics and the MS in Biostatistics).
||16 credit hours
|Required HAP courses
||18 credit hours
||6 credit hours
|Integrated Public Health Practice
||3 credit hours
|Public Health Practicum courses
||2 credit hours
|MPH CORE COURSES
||Biostatistics Methods I
||Principles of Epidemiology
||Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
||U.S. Health Care System
||Qualitative Methods in Public Health
|REQUIRED HAP COURSES
||Organizational Theory and Behavior
|HAP 5353 OR HAP 7403
||Public Health Law and Regulations OR Experiencing Public Health Law
||Health Forecasting and Budgeting
||Health Policy and Politics
||Health Care Quality Management
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
||Integrated Public Health Practice
||Practicum Preparation Seminar
||Public Health Practicum (1 credit hour, 240 contact hours)
Electives: 6 credit hours
A minimum of 45 credit hours is required for the MPH in Health Administration and Policy degree.
Additional Degree Requirements:
- Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once every semester.
- Certified in Public Health Examination
- Interprofessional Education Requirement
- Culminating Experience
This degree program is subject to the policies and procedures printed in the Hudson College of Public Health Bulletin.
The Master of Public Health in Health Administration and Policy program is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.
A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf.