Master of Public Health in Health System Administration

Program Chair: Prof. Gabriel Chodick (

Department Advisor: Dr. Tomer Ziv-Baran (

Secretary: Ms. Libby Manor ( /


The Master of Public Health in Health System Administration program at TAU seeks to provide its students with the qualitative and quantitative tools to manage the needs and requirements of health delivery systems, as well as to implement innovative approaches in health organization management in Israel and worldwide. To pursue these goals, the program fosters an interdisciplinary approach with curriculum extending across several fields including epidemiology, administration, behavioral sciences, and policy making.


The Master of Public Health in Health System Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, health practitioners) and other candidates who are highly motivated, intellectually curious, and dedicated to the study of public health with a focus on health system administration. Students from a variety of backgrounds and fields of study are welcome to apply.


Admissions Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Hebrew fluently.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade average of 80 points (B), as well as experience and/or interest in Public Health.


Program Requirements

  • All students are required to complete a research thesis or project within three years from the start of the program.
    • Thesis Track: Students who decide to write a thesis are required to complete 36 credits of coursework. The thesis proposal must be submitted by the beginning of the third semester.
    • Project Track: Students who chose to do a project must complete 45 credits of coursework, project proposal, and final project.
  • All students are required to attend a minimum of 25 seminars at the School of Public Health during the two-year program.


MPH-HA Course Curriculum

  • Required Medical Faculty Courses: Biostatistics A (Basic), Scientific Writing (thesis students only)
  • Required MPH Core Courses: o Introduction to Epidemiology, Interpretation of Epidemiological Data, Survey Methods, Biostatistics B (Advanced), Healthcare Serviced Around the Globe, Health and Illness Behavior, Introduction to Health Economics
  • MPH-HA Introductory Courses: Introduction to the Management of Health Systems, Introduction to Health Care Accounting, Introduction to Finance for Healthcare Systems 
  • MPH-HA Advanced Courses: Health Economics, Management of Medical Technologies, Decision Making in Healthcare, Cost Effectiveness in Healthcare, Macro Organizational Behavior, Health Care Operations Management
  • Advanced Electives: Fundamentals of Healthcare Informatics, Marketing for Health Care Systems, Quality Management in Healthcare, Introduction to Health Care Policy, Public Health Law and Policy, Micro Organizational Behavior


All courses are taught in Hebrew unless specified otherwise.

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