Health Policy, Management & Behavior

The Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior (HPMB) prepares students to pursue planning and leadership roles in public health.  Graduates become health policy analysts, program planners and evaluators, health services researchers and managers, and health promotion specialists in the private sector, government and non-profit organizations.

HPMB offers MPH and the DrPH degrees in either health policy and management or social behavior and community health. Through each of these options, students gain strong:

  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of the health care and public health system
  • Public health experiences to prepare them to analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate health policy and health-related programs

This educational experience is enhanced through study with senior-level health practitioners and researchers who are directly involved in the formulation and implementation of health policy and management strategies.

The HPMB Department also participates in two dual degree programs offered by the School of Public Health.  In collaboration with the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, students interested in advanced degrees in both public health (health policy and management) and social work can receive a MPH/MSW and complete both degrees in three years. Also, the MD/MPH program allows medical students to complete both their MD and MPH in five years.  

Degrees Offered


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We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the HPMB Department and our concentrations.  Please contact us or schedule a visit to learn more about our faculty, the program, and careers in HPMB.

Learn what the application requirements for health policy, management, and behavior are, and apply now!  Financial aid may be available through assistantships, field placements and internships.