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Interested in Health Economics

AKPsiMD84

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Hello, I am interested in studying Health Economics and would like some advice about entering that particular arena of study and what would be the best way to approach this.

-Is there an MPH specialty in Economics?
-Should I go back and do an Econ undergrad?
-Should I go to grad school for Economics?
-What are my chances to jump to an Economics graduate program without a business background?
etc.

Please help!
 

aelizabeth

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I am not sure about an MPH in health economics, but it seems to me that you would be best served by a economics program.
What was your undergraduate major? (was it remotely quantitative?) I don't know why you need a business background for economics. I would say math would be a lot more important for econ.
Depending on how quantitative your undergrad was, how well you did and where you went (I think probably in that order) you should choose schools to apply to (for graduate programs) wisely.

I just had the thought that maybe a Public Policy school would be a good match. I know the one at the University I attend has a very economically-inclined policy program, which includes a health policy concentration.

Good luck!
 

erikw

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Health econ is something that ppl usually do their Ph.Ds in. Most schools of public healths offer health economic programs at the doctorate level and a lot of exposure to health econ at the masters level as well. It's a lot of math and econ so you should have a pretty solid background in those areas.
 
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