Health Management and Policy – Online Minor

Help drive change in health care

Oregon State’s College of Health is focused on lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family and every community. When you earn a minor in health management and policy online from Oregon State, you’ll gain a strong foundation in public health systems with an emphasis on how health care programs and agencies are managed — including hospitals, medical clinics, health insurance plans, and public health organizations.

The knowledge and skills taught in this minor program will place you at the center of important policy decisions and health care management strategies at both a local and global level.

Promoting health for every person

Oregon State’s College of Health passionately believes that health is for all people, regardless of background. When you join the College of Health, you’re joining a tight-knit group of learners and world-leading faculty who are taking on the world’s greatest challenges to health and well-being through a lens of equity and by working hand-in-hand with our communities.


Through this 36-credit program, you’ll view the health care industry through the lens of those who receive, provide, finance and regulate care. You’ll learn the fundamentals of public health as well as management and policy analysis skills, which are critical to developing new solutions in health care.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Introduction to public health
  • Introduction to the health care system
  • Social and individual health determinants
  • Introduction to health policy
  • Foundations of epidemiology
  • Introduction to health data analysis

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same certificate and transcript as on-campus students.