M.S. in Population Health Management

The Masters of Science in Population Health Management prepares students to be advanced
practitioners in the emerging field of Population Health Management. This is a 100% online program.


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze community, socioeconomic, and individual factors that influence
    health and wellbeing.

  2. Develop contemporary, innovative, and collaborative healthcare management approaches
    to improve                    health outcomes.

  3. Apply evidence-based knowledge to practice to promote valued-based care.

The MS in Population Health Management is pending approval by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


Admission Requirements


Additional questions regarding the admissions process should be directed to Dr. Linda
Collins via email at [email protected] . 



There are two paths students may choose from: Accelerated path or Traditional path.
The accelerated path may be completed in one year and will require full-time enrollment
during the regular semesters along with summer and intersessions. The Traditional
path may be completed in two years.

Accelerated Path

Fall Semester

PHM 601: Essentials of Population Health Science 3 Hours
PHM 602: Research Science and Translation 3 Hours
PHM 603: Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Hours
PHM 605: Epidemiology and Health Determinants 3 Hours


Spring Intersession

*Elective 3 Hours



Spring Semester

PHM 610: Wellness, Disease Prevention and Management 3 Hours
PHM 611: Healthcare Systems Management and Project Management 3 Hours
PHM 612: Health Informatics 3 Hours
PHM 613: Health Leadership, Economics and Policy 3 Hours


Summer Intersession

*Elective 3 Hours


Summer Semester

PHM 621: Research Science and Dissemination 2 Hours
PHM635: Capstone Project 3 Hours


Total Hours 35 Hours

Traditional Path

Students on the traditional path are required to take two courses per semester along
with an 
intersession elective. Towards the completion of their program, students are required
take a research class and capstone project to consolidate their learning. Students
complete 35 hours in total for their program.

 Cameron Barr Scholarship in Population Health Management

Must be enrolled in the SLU Graduate Population Health Management program.  
 Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  
 Must be a Louisiana resident with priority to students living in New Orleans East, 
Gentilly or St. Bernard.
 Preference is for a student working in healthcare while in the program.  
 Preference is for a student who expresses an interest to seek employment in South
Louisiana with an emphasis on the Greater New Orleans area.



Submit an application letter, stating how you meet the criteria and your intended
career path within the South Louisiana or Greater New Orleans area. The letter should
be submitted to both the Graduate Coordinator Dr. Linda Collins [email protected] and the HHS Department Head Dr. Jackie Guendouzi [email protected] by midnight on the last Friday of August for the Fall Semester.

Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. 

To support, develop and manage health-related programs and access to services that
benefit the citizens of New Orleans East and beyond.



For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Linda Collins
[email protected]