Health and Health Policy (HHP)

The Health and Health Policy (HHP) certificate is designed for graduate students with domestic or international health interests and trains them for careers in health policy. The goal is to give students an understanding of the determinants of health and wellbeing and the role public policy plays in shaping the quality of people’s lives. The program provides broad training in core topics in health policy and more specialized courses. For more information, click here.

Certificate Faculty Advisor


Certificate Administrator
Madeline Hehir

Certificate students are required to complete two core courses and two electives.

Core Courses

  • SPI 597: Public Policy Approaches to Health and Healthcare
  • SPI 598: Epidemiology

MPA students may take the core courses in the second semester of their first year or in either semester in the second year.

 Approved Electives

  • A list of elective courses that fulfill the requirements is available from the HHP faculty advisor at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Two half-term courses count as one elective.

Courses by Petition

Students who wish to count one course from another Princeton department toward the certificate requirements must seek prior permission from the HHP certificate faculty advisor.