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The UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs tailored to the needs of students and professionals.

Faculty and staff are dedicated to training the next generation of public health professionals and leaders who will improve the health and well-being of communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Discover a program that works for you.

Doctoral Degree and Research Training Programs

Health Services Doctor of Philosophy

Trains Ph.D. students to be the next generation of health services researchers and leaders who will contribute to the health of diverse populations.

Doctoral Training Programs

Designed to further and support doctoral and post-doctoral students in their development as researchers.

Master’s Degree Programs

Health Systems and Population Health Master of Science

Focuses on analytical and practical knowledge and skills in health services research methods with the option to pursue electives across other departments and schools at UW.

Health Systems and Population Health Master of Public Health

Equips MPH students with the knowledge and skills to improve health in diverse populations by solving problems in rapidly changing societies and health systems.

Online Master of Public Health

Teaches working professionals to tackle current and future public health challenges, through a mainly online format that allows MPH students to continue working.

Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health

Prepares MPH students to become problem solvers, leaders, and advocates in the field of community health using a problem-based learning approach.

Master of Health Administration

Equips students with the necessary leadership skills  to launch their careers in health administration and make an impact on the future of health care.

Executive Master of Health Administration

Trains health services professionals with the business and management skills to advance into leadership roles and help their organizations deliver better patient care.

Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management

Trains students to step into leadership and technology roles in the development and management of enterprise-level health information systems.

Bachelor’s Degree Program

Bachelor of Science Health Informatics and Health Information Management

Provides students the necessary skills to launch careers in the dynamic fields of health informatics and health information management.

Concurrent Degree Options

Students in select programs at the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) can obtain concurrent degrees with programs outside the department. HSPop programs that provide concurrent degrees include:

  • Health Services Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health (COPHP MPH)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
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Non-Degree Info: Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) and Non-matriculated (NM) Status

Both non-matriculated (NM) and graduate non-matriculated (GNM) status allow students to enroll in graduate courses without first being admitted to a degree program.

In HSPop, programs grant GNM status and allow GNM/NM course registration on a case-by-case basis. Not all courses are eligible. Acceptance as a GNM/NM student does not guarantee priority for later acceptance into a degree program.

Contact the program office directly for information about registration.

Non-Matriculated (NM) vs Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM)

Transferable Credits for a Graduate Degree Program

  • GNM status credits may be transferable (although not guaranteed).
  • NM status credits are generally not transferable to a graduate degree program.

Application Process

  • GNM application requires official transcripts for previous degrees.
  • NM is not a formal status and has no application (just follow the approval and registration process).

Academic Certificates

Students in the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) can earn academic certificates from the UW School of Public Health and its associated departments.

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