The Health Policy and Economics (HPE) minor is designed around policy and economics courses pertaining to healthcare policy, healthcare markets, public health, and individual decision-making. Students will learn economic concepts associated with healthcare delivery and current policy issues facing the U.S. healthcare system, considering the different perspectives of payers, providers, regulators, healthcare recipients, and other stakeholders.
The emphasis of the HPE minor is on policy, economics, and program evaluation. As part of the minor, students will learn the institutional and technical knowledge necessary to conduct rigorous program evaluation, including (but not limited to) econometric, cost-benefit, and cost-effectiveness analysis. Students also will gain an understanding of the political and ethical considerations that shape the formation, adoption, and analysis of health policies.
The HPE minor requires students to complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in public policy and economics. Courses that fulfill requirements for majors in the School of Public Policy or School of Economics may also be used toward the HPE minor.
For more detailed information including a list of approved courses, visit the Georgia Tech Course Catalog.