Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management & Policy

About the Program

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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. The program combines instruction in the classroom with hands-on experiential learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who have backgrounds in academic and practice-oriented settings.

Why Choose This Program?

Two Program Tracks Let Students Tailor the Major to Their Interests

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 health care system.

Health Management

Students seeking a broad understanding of complex health systems can choose the health management track. This track 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.

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Senior Internship

Students in the Health Care Management & Policy Program are required to participate in an internship during their senior year. Students in the Health Management track intern with 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 16 hours a week throughout the semester and the completion of a senior project that is presented to the class.

Student Experience

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Health Care Management & Policy Program students have the opportunity to:

Study in the nation’s capital

Learn about health care and health policy in Washington, D.C., where national policies are created and debated.

Tap our alumni network

HCMP graduates span the nation and a broad range of career paths.

Learn from exceptional faculty

Our faculty members are leaders in their respective fields who are eager to share what they know with their students.

Live their values

Students participate in community-based opportunities to learn and give back. They have taught health literacy in Alaska, volunteered at nonprofits serving the Washington, D.C., and more.

Sannidhi Shashikiran

I have been especially thankful for how open, supportive, and encouraging both Georgetown faculty members and deans have been, and for how my mentors have always lifted up my various academic interests.

Sannidhi Shashikiran (NHS’22), HCMP major

Alumni Outcomes

Graduates of the Health Care Management & Policy Program have entered the workforce, earned prestigious administrative fellowships, or gone on to pursue graduate studies.

Some examples:

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‘Health systems’ is an analytical framework that can be applied to just about any issue in health care, so within the major, we each have remarkable latitude to specialize in what we care about.

Julia Gasior (NHS’20), HCMP grad and med student

Program Admissions

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Application Deadlines

Early Action – November 1, 2022

Regular Decision – January 10, 2023

Transfer – March 1, 2023

HCMP Honors Program

The Health Care Management and Policy Honors Program is designed to recognize current students with a proven record of achievement and to give them the opportunity to deepen their analytical skills. Students in the Honors Program work under the guidance of a faculty member to analyze an issue of importance to contemporary health policy or management.

Current Students

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Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.

Program Faculty

Our faculty members have backgrounds in academic and practice-oriented settings.