Department of Health Policy & Management
College of Public Health

    MHA students attend ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago

    A group of nine students from the HPM program attended the annual ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL from March 21-24. ..... Read More


    The IIHS Study Actually Found Cities Using Red Light Cameras Had Higher Red Light Running Fatality Rates

    In February 2011, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) disseminated their study that concluded cities with red light camera (RLC) programs experienced.... Read More


    National Public Health Week at USF Starts With Wellness

    Patricia Spencer, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, was an award winner at USF Healthís Research Day. The title of her presentation was The Influence of Specialized Cancer Hospitals in Florida on Mortality, Length of Stay, and Charges of Care...... Read More


    Dr. Dawood Sultan and Colleagues Awarded NIH Grant

    TA grant proposal in which Dr. Dawood H. Sultan, Assistant Professor of HPM, is one of the Co-Principal Investigators (Drs. B. Lee Green and Richard Roetzheim, Principal Investigators) has been fully funded..... Read More


    Dr. Branch Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr. Laurence Branch received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aging and Public Health section of the APHA. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given..... Read More


    Meg Comins Receives Graduate Achievement Award

    As Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, it is a great pleasure to nominate Meg Comins for this award. Meg has worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Associate for the... Read More

Welcome to the Department of Health Policy and Management!

Our educational programs prepare managers, analysts, and researchers for leadership positions in health and health-related organizations for both public and private sectors.  The department offers MPH, MHA, MSPH and Ph.D. degree programs, as well as two graduate certificates.

The MPH is a professional degree program and students can choose from three concentrations (Health Organizations and Management; Health Policies and Programs; and Public Health Administration).  The MHA (Master of Health Administration) is designed for students who plan to pursue senior management positions in health services.  The MSPH and Ph.D. programs prepare students for health services research. 

The MPH concentration in Public Health Administration and the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Programs can be completed through on-line courses.  Public Health Administration students must come to USF Tampa for the comprehensive exam which is not given online or at an alternate testing site.       

Skilled managers, analysts, researchers, and leaders are needed in all aspects of public health and health services.  Professional opportunities for graduates are diverse and growing in hospitals, public health agencies, medical group practices, health plans, long term care, and consulting firms.  Our applicants have varied backgrounds, such as health professions, business, social and behavioral sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.  Please contact us for more information.

Arthur R. Williams, PhD, MA, MPA
Professor and Chair

Mission Statement

The Department of Health Policy and Management emphasizes excellence in teaching, research, and service in the areas of health policy and management for the citizens of Florida and the global community.  The educational programs prepare managers, analysts, and researchers for leadership positions in health and related organizations, in public and private sectors. The commitment to faculty excellence in research and scholarly achievements is directed toward making important contributions to improve management of health agencies and organizations and public policy decisions that advance the health of populations.


Health Policy Sound Bytes Podcast!

HPM Soundbyte

The dept. of HPM has created the Health Policy Sound Bytes, a series of video podcasts to give you a flair of our student experience.  The Health Policy Sound Bytes can be accessed via ITunesU. Follow the link below to access these podcasts. We encourage you to subscribe to this podcast and remain connected to dept. news.

We are also interested in your opinion about these podcasts, and would like to know what other topics you would be interested in seeing or listening to on ITunesU. Please contact, Donna Dye, for more information at or call (813) 974-7701.  Thank you!