LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California is proud to announce the launch of a new Public Health Policy track for its online Master of Public Health program. Policy-making is one of the cornerstones of the public health arena, and this concentration provides a gateway for students to examine the laws and regulations that impact health care delivery.
Public Health Policy involves many moving parts, from government agencies, advocacy groups, health care organizations and nonprofits to the population at large. The four track courses, Public Health Policy and Politics; Economics for Policy, Planning and Development; Public Policy Formulation and Implementation; and Methods for Policy Analysis, will help familiarize students with the multiple political, economic and social factors that determine the goals and effectiveness of health policy. By covering public health in a deeper, more comprehensive context, USC caters to individuals seeking to make their way in a growing professional landscape.
Students who complete the Public Health Policy concentration can prepare to make a positive impact on the general well-being of the community, whether it’s as a policy analyst, government affairs specialist, community advocate or one of the degree’s many other applicable career paths. They’ll also have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a renowned faculty of field leaders and accomplished professionals within the Keck School of Medicine of USC who’ve served on scientific review boards, national committees, editorial boards and other health-related organizations.
USC’s online Master of Public Health brings the expansive USC community to students wherever they live. With more than 300,000 alumni worldwide and distinguished associations such as the Salerni Collegium Alumni Association (SCAA), USC’s network can give MPH grads support as they become change agents in public health. For more information on the newest concentration for the Master of Public Health online program, visit mphdegree.usc.edu or contact a school representative at 1-877-807-7714.
About the Keck School of Medicine of USC:
Established in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine is the oldest medical school in Southern California. It is home to the Keck Medical Center of USC — a state-of-the-art academic medical center which includes the Keck Hospital of USC. It is also home to several research institutes, including the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the CardioVascular Thoracic Institute and the USC Institute for Global Health. Together, we are poised to lead medicine in the 21st century for the benefit of humankind.