Health Policy and Management (HPM)

Point of Contact

Specialization Head: Tetine Lynn Sentell, PhD Phone: (808) 956-5781

The challenge of delivering high quality, cost effective health care and developing public policies that maintain health is becoming increasingly complex as the trend towards globalization permeates all living systems. The demand for highly skilled policy makers, managers, and global health specialists has never been higher which has resulted in health policy and mangement (HPM) being one of the fastest growing and exciting fields in our country today.

The mission of the Health Policy and Management (HPM) specialization is to promote and protect the public's health through the preparation of graduates for careers leading toward senior level leadership in health services policy and management, and to conduct research and disseminate knowledge that will advance the organization, financing, and delivery of health services. The program focuses on culturally diverse groups and communities, especially those in the State of Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region.


Master of Public Health (MPH)


Health policy and management applicants must meet the Graduate Education's admission requirements. In addition, preference may be given to students with training in social science, health, business, or human services. Work and research experience in the health care or human services fields is preferred, but not required.