Health Policy and Management Professional Development and Career Services

Careers don’t just happen. They are expertly cultivated and nurtured. In the Health Policy and Management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill careers take center stage as two full-time staff members (including a former North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services official and HPM alumnus) broaden the range of opportunities for graduates through extensive professional networks, ongoing recruiting visits and development of job-seeking skills. The chief goals — to make graduates more marketable and to expand their professional opportunities.

The department operates two offices for careers and professional development:

The Office of Professional Development and Alumni Relations exists to assist students with a seamless transition into the professional work force upon graduation. This unique program enhances the visibility of students through professional relationships and industry contacts that are second to none.

The Career Services Office (CSO) supports summer internships, career placement, career resources, departmental alumni activities/alumni related events, and alumni database liaison functions for undergraduates and residential Master’s students.

Residential Master’s Program Placement Statistics, Class of 2014

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) prepares students for management positions in various health related settings that include – hospitals, health systems, consulting, insurance, pharmaceutical firms, government agencies, and public health organizations.

The HPM residential master’s curriculum allows students to focus in the following areas- financial management, strategic planning, outcomes research, managed care, quality management, and policy analysis.

The Department is currently ranked fifth among all accredited programs in health services administration and management according to the most recent US News & World Report rankings. Two of the Department’s professional Master’s degrees – the MHA (Masters in Healthcare Administration) and MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health) are included in the following placement data. There is some overlap in the various organizations where the graduates of these two degrees secure employment.

The graduation rate for the residential 2014 cohort was 100% (graduation rate for the Executive Master’s Program was 95%). The full time job placement rate three months after graduation was 98% for both the residential MHA and MSPH degrees.

See the list of 2014 MSPH Employment Sites See the list of 2014 MHA Employment Sites


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