Bachelor’s – Health Care Management & Policy
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management & Policy is a four-year program that develops the foundation of a career in health services administration through a well-designed education.
- Focus on the role of health care systems and policy in improving the health of individuals and their communities
- Examines the organization, delivery, and policy issues of the U.S. health care system
- Two tracks: health management and health policy analysis
- Experiential internships in health management or health policy
- Pre-med and study abroad opportunities
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Early Action – November 1, 2020
Regular Decision – January 10, 2021
Transfer – March 1, 2021
To Applicants: Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS). As you may have read, Georgetown is planning to launch a School of Nursing and a School of Health by July 1, 2022. We expect that NHS’s current academic programs will continue on through these two new schools. We plan for the BSN, the MS in Nursing, the DNAP, and the DNP will be housed in the planned future School of Nursing. We plan for the BS programs in Global Health, Health Care Management & Policy, and Human Science and the MS program in Health Systems Administration will be housed in the planned future School of Health. The future organizational homes of these programs will not affect your application – students admitted to any of these programs will become students in the new schools when they are established.
Healthcare Management & Policy Tracks
Health Policy Analysis
Students within the health policy analysis track are motivated by a desire to make change. This track emphasizes public health, economics, policy analysis, statistics, and finance. Students are exposed to how the government operates and how policy is developed around the country’s healthcare system.
The track in health management is a curricular option for students seeking a broad understanding of complex health systems; it builds on core academic disciplines and deepens students’ knowledge of health systems. Students in the health management track are motivated by a desire to improve health and health care.
The Health Care Management & Policy Honors Program is designed to recognize students of Health Care Management & Policy with a proven record of achievement and to give them the opportunity to deepen their analytical skills. Students in the Honors Program will work under the guidance of a faculty member to analyze an issue of importance to contemporary health policy or management.
Students in the health care management & policy program are required to participate in an internship during their senior year. Interns are assigned to senior executives of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital who introduce the practical aspects of working on issues and projects focused on achieving the highest possible quality of care. The internship requires a minimum of sixteen hours a week throughout the semester and the completion of a senior project that is presented to the class.
Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.