Accelerated MBA-MPH Program Underway at YSPH

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Monday, July 14, 2014

By Denise Meyer

Yale’s new Accelerated MBA-MPH in Health Care Management is underway, allowing students to earn master degrees from both the School of Public Health and Management in just 22 months.

The first group of students started its studies this month with the YSPH summer session courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and other core courses.

Even in the past two weeks, I've seen the difference that being in this program at Yale will make in advancing my career goal of being a practicing physician and ultimately leading a hospital system,” said Divya Srinivasan, a 2013 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has experience working in hospital management consulting and pharmaceuticals.

The program—the first of its kind nationally—offers an intensive curriculum with core courses from each school, as well as electives.  Students also participate in SOM’s two-week international experience and a YSPH summer internship in the health care industry.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome this talented and experienced group of health care professionals,” said Howard Forman, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and health policy and director of the Health Care Management Program at the Yale School of Public Health. “They represent the future of health care management and leadership, and we are proud to be a part of their career development and education.”

The program is designed for highly motivated students who are seeking a strong management foundation in the specialized field of health care. Previously, the joint-degree program took 34 months, or three academic years, to complete.

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