The University of Haifa’s International Master’s in Public Health with a specialization in the field of Health System Policy and Administration is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation from which to critically examine current global health challenges. The next generation of health care leaders will require a comprehensive understanding of society’s many facets and how they each relate to public health issues. They will also need to have sophisticated leadership skills in order to serve an ever more complex society, and to manage cross-cutting, multi-sectoral, top-down and bottom-up comprehensive programs, within and beyond the health services. In an increasingly integrated world marked by growing disparity, public health leaders will also need to be aware of how global and national forces affect health within and between national borders.
The program nurtures the required high levels of sophistication, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of public and global health in order to prepare future practitioners and researchers for leadership roles in settings across the globe. The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters, from October through September.
What you will study
The curriculum is made up of a variety of courses that cover all facets of the field of Public Health including core courses in introducing the field, epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods. A full range of elective courses can be viewed here. The course also includes a capstone project and a structured and supervised professional practicum.
Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded with a Master in Public Health, specialized in the field of Health Systems Policy and Administration and Global Health Leadership.