Program Overview

UCLA’s Executive MPH in Health Policy and Management is designed to equip working professionals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to master the challenges of our changing healthcare environment. It is tailored for professionals invested in their careers and provides them the opportunity to work full-time while pursuing a rigorous graduate program.

The Executive MPH is a two-year graduate degree program offered through the internationally-renowned Fielding School of Public Health. Students attend classes twice a month on Friday and Saturday, in person on the UCLA campus. Upon completion of the program, students are conferred a fully-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health policy and management.

Cohort Learning

Each year, a class of students representing various clinical, managerial, and professional backgrounds is admitted as a single cohort into the program.

The smaller class size and cohort structure promote close collaboration in an intimate learning environment, enabling participants to take full advantage of one another’s diverse knowledge and experience.

Team-based learning allows students, faculty, and mentors to engage in small group, collaborative learning that builds leadership, negotiation, and decision-making skills.

Team projects are designed to promote partnerships with fellow students, program faculty, and practitioners from the healthcare industry to analyze and address healthcare issues from multiple perspectives – organizational, managerial, financial, and public health – vital in today’s healthcare marketplace.

The collegial atmosphere fosters the development of bonds that extend beyond the program into strong alumni and professional networks for lifelong support and exchange.

Accreditation and Memberships

CEPH is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors. ASPA provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for the community of US agencies that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. ASPA has developed briefing papers to help explain the process of accreditation.

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals, and organizations dedicated to improving health by promoting excellence in healthcare management education. AUPHA fosters excellence and innovation in healthcare management education, research and practice by providing opportunities for member programs to learn from each other, by influencing practice, and by promoting the value of healthcare management education. AUPHA’s membership includes the premier Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs in healthcare management/health administration education in the United States and Canada, as well as more than 100 international health administration programs and affiliated healthcare organizations worldwide.