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.

 

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze community and individual factors that influence health,

  2. Develop innovative approaches and interventions to improve health outcomes, and

  3. Develop effective practice that reduces healthcare costs.

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

 

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Masters of Science Degree program in Population Health Management an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completed Bachelor's degree in a health-related field with a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
    Health related degrees may include:
    • BS in Athletic Training
    • BS in Health Sciences
    • BS in Kinesiology
    • BS in Biology
    • BS in Health Systems Management
    • BS in Communication Science Disorders
    • BS in Family Consumer Sciences
    • BSN in Nursing
    • BA in Social Work
  2. Completion of all prerequisite’s courses including:
    • Medical Terminology
    • Research Methods
    • Statistics
    • A course in human disease and/or pathophysiology

 

Program Application Admission Deadlines

Program Application Admission Deadlines For Fall Admission, all application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator no later than June 30. For Spring Admission, all application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator no later than November 1. Upon evaluation of application materials, qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview. Interviews may be on campus or held via video conferencing.

 

Admission Notification

Admission to the Population Health Management program is selective and requires a favorable evaluation by the Population Health Management Program Admissions Committee. Within two weeks after participation in the program admission interview, applicants will be notified that they are either accepted or not accepted for admission.

 

Curriculum

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 613: Health Leadership, Economics, and Policy 3 Hours
PHM611: Healthcare Systems Management and Project Management 3 Hours
PHM612: Health Informatics 3 Hours
PHM 620: Research Science and Translation 2 Hours

 

Fall Intersession

*Elective 3 Hours

 

 

Spring Semester

PHM 601: Essentials of Population Health Science 3 Hours
PHM603: Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Hours
PHM605: Epidemiology and Health Determinants 3 Hours
PHM 610: Wellness, Disease Prevention and Management 3 Hours

 

Spring Intersession

*Elective 3 Hours

 

Summer Semester

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

 

Total Hours 34 Hours

Traditional Path

Fall Semester (First Year)

PHM 613: Health Leadership, Economics, and Policy 3 Hours
PHM611: Healthcare Systems Management and Project Management 3 Hours
*Elective 3 Hours

 

Spring Semester (First Year)

PHM 601: Essentials of Population Health Science 3 Hours
PHM603: Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Hours
PHM 620: Research Science and Translation 2 Hours

 

Fall Semester (Second Year)

PHM612: Health Informatics 3 Hours
PHM 621: Research Science and Dissemination 2 Hours
*Elective 3 Hours

 

Spring Semester (Second Year)

PHM605: Epidemiology and Health Determinants 3 Hours
PHM 610: Wellness, Disease Prevention and Management 3 Hours
PHM635: Capstone Project 3 Hours

 

Total Hours 34 Hours

Electives May Include

PHM615: Healthcare Financial Strategy 3 Hours
PHM 616: Healthcare Marketing and Consumerism 3 Hours
PHM625: Social Determinants of Health 3 Hours
PHM626: Program Planning and Evaluation for Population Health 3 Hours
PHM 627: Global Health 3 Hours
PHM628: Health Navigation I: Theories and Methods of Behavior Change 3 Hours
PHM 629: Health Navigation II: Advanced Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change 3 Hours
HS 611: Environmental Health 3 Hours
HS 635 Worksite Health Promotion 3 Hours

 

 

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Jacqueline Guendouzi
jguendouzi@southeastern.edu