International Health Specialization

The Health Policy and Management program specialization in International Policy and Management ("International Health") prepares students to work worldwide in a variety of health settings and in diverse cultures.

You'll learn how health institutional structures and managerial processes vary around the world and gain a comparative interdisciplinary foundation that bridges cutting-edge conceptual thinking, critical analytical techniques, and concrete health management skills. And you'll graduate ready to appreciate and respond to the critical challenges of implementing complex health policies and programs in varying contexts.


Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet


CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics
CORE-GP.1020, Management and Leadership
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management
CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

Required Courses

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management OR HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy

PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles

Students Must Take One of the Following Courses:

PADM-GP.2171, Evaluating Programs and Policies
PADM-GP.2902, Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics

Students Must Take Six Credits from the Following Courses:

PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2142, Financial Management for Global Nonprofit Organizations
PADM-GP.2171, Evaluating Programs and Policies
PADM-GP.2173, Operations Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Contexts
PADM-GP.2203, Economics of International Development
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2223, Advocating for International Human Rights: Strategies and Theories of Change
HPAM-GP.2242, International Health Policy and Prospects (Geneva, Switzerland)
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (Accra, Ghana)
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
URPL-GP.2666, Water Sourcing and Climate Change
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2867, Health Systems and Reform: Comparative International Perspectives
PADM-GP.2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
PADM-GP.4212, Managing Humanitarian Challenges: Delivery and Logistics


Students may choose electives from a wide array of Wagner courses.