GRADUATE ADMISSIONS CONTACT
Dr. Stephen Inrig, Director MSHPM
In concert with Mount Saint Mary's commitment to building leadership skills and fostering a spirit of service, MSMU's Master of Science in Health Policy and Management will prepare a diverse group of health leaders and administrators who promote effective care systems, champion effective health policies, and create and apply evidence-based knowledge that serves and improves the health of people and communities in California and beyond. This mission flows from the graduate school and Mount Saint Mary's larger vision: [to] offer a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body and we are dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.
Integration of the Liberal Arts
The Master of Science in Health care Policy and Management (MSHPM) program incorporates an understanding of the needs of a population and the concerns of family, significant others, and communities through valuing and supporting the individual's decisions with his/her health care and advocating for the client. Students are exposed to complex cultural issues and are able to respond to the needs of various groups. In addition, the MSHPM curriculum presents various theories including ethical frameworks which support the adherence to one's ethical and moral values to ensure safety and quality for the clients. Knowledge and skills from information sciences, health communication, and health literacy are utilized by master's-prepared policy analysts and managers in their practice.
M.S.H.P.M.: Health Policy & Management