Make a Difference by Helping People through Management of a Health Care Organization

The School of Public Health and UAB eLearning and Professional Studies are working together to offer you a MPH Degree in Health Care Organization. More than any other discipline, public health has the power to help shape civilization in the 21st century. The Master of Public Health in Health Care Organization Program can prepare you to assume a leadership position in the critical and rapidly changing field of health care.

The HCOQ program is designed to train individuals for management positions in public health and other health care organization. You will be introduced to the public health system and the fundamental skills necessary for managing health care organizations. Required coursework includes basic management disciplines and selected content in economics, finance, marketing, law and insurance.

We offer you the opportunity to join a vibrant community of professionals and scholars whose global-class research and scholarship is exploring complex problems in creative and unusual ways. This graduate degree can give you the ability to tackle head-on the most complicated and thorny issues of our times, the tools to create solutions for those issues, and a uniquely global perspective.

Become a Part of a Program that is recognized as a Strong Leader in the Nation

UAB’s School of Public Health has been producing top master’s level students for over 30 years. We are the only accredited school of public health in Alabama and our program is tailored to meet your needs. In the ENHQ program, we will take an inquisitive and inspirational look at the next set of challenges faced by our nation’s public health system and help you find your place in meeting those challenges.

The UAB School of Public Health is one of the best educational values in the Southeast. In the 2012-2013 school year, over $220,000 in scholarship money was awarded and 77% of new students who submitted a scholarship application received a scholarship. U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the top 20 schools of public health in the country. Let us prepare you with the knowledge that makes a difference and the skills that change the world!

What Career Opportunities Would I Have?

You will be well prepared for taking advantage of opportunities in this timely and expanding career path. You will have the prospect of working with one of our many partners from state and local government agencies, local businesses and industry as well as a global network of governmental and non-governmental organizations during your program and can gain a valuable network of colleagues that will impact your career.

These are some of the jobs our former graduates have had success in:

  • Managed care
  • Corporate health programs
  • Public health
  • Long term care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Consultant or vendor companies
  • Private health

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an individual who wants to have lasting influence on the lives of many by being prepared to manage a health care organization and take a leadership role in shaping the future of health care. Earning a MPH Degree in Health Care Organization will change your world! This Master’s Degree exists to deliver you a high-quality market relevant education that builds the knowledge and skills required for a career involving strategies to be a successful administrator and to develop and apply appropriate policy in the health care field.

The program is designed to be accessible to you wherever you are, and even if you work full-time. UAB Online is a user-friendly campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning proficient on-line students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!

What Can UAB Offer Me?

You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.

You will have immediate access to the Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Alabama's largest biomedical library, will also provide services and resources for you with holdings related to medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions, and joint health sciences. Access to a variety of services and information is available on campus and remotely to authorized users through its website at or call 205-934-2230.

UAB is such a special place. What do you want to know today? Let us help you change your world!