Master of Public Administration - Health Policy & Management


Study at the intersection of health policy, management, and public service. 

Malik Dent"I knew that I wanted to make positive multigenerational changes within vulnerable communities around the world and chose Wagner as a beacon for me to do so."

- Malik Dent (MPA-HPAM 2018)

Chief of Staff, NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

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program highlights

  • Length: Full-time students can complete the program in as little as two years and part-time students typically finish in three to four years
  • Capstone: Work with a team to address challenges for client organizations located all over the world or conduct research on a pressing social question
  • Faculty: Premier scholars in a variety of disciplines—healthcare, policy, education, and management
  • Career Development: The Office of Career Services provides everything you need to fine-tune your career vision, strategically plan your time at school, and build a public service career 

Curriculum Highlights

All MPA in Health Policy & Management students take core courses and specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Health Finance
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Health Services Management
  • International Health

Alumni in Action

  • 98% of our 2021 graduating class was employed within ten months of graduating
  • On average, students increased their salary by 36% after graduation
  • Graduates work at organizations including Cityblock Health, Johnson & Johnson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System, and Northwell Health

#1 in Urban Policy

#4 in Health Policy & Management

#7 in Public Finance & Budgeting

#7 in Social Policy

#8 in Nonprofit Management

#9 in International/Global Policy Administration

#10 Overall

#12 in Public Policy Analysis

#15 in Public Management and Leadership

#18 in Local Government Management


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