​​Program Overview

The MPH in Health Systems Management aims to address the shortage of qualified health systems leaders and managers. It is offered by the College of Public Health and Health Informatics with a view to becoming the national and regional reference center for health services management.

Program Mission
To prepare highly qualified health professionals to lead healthcare and public health organizations and systems, to contribute to health systems research, and to provide community-based services.


The HSM program achieved the Candidacy status from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Candidate status is an indication that a program in healthcare management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.

Program Description
The MPH in HSM is a full-time program delivered over two calendar years, offered within the College of Public Health and Health Informatics (CPHHI), King Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). The program consists of 13 taught courses modules and applied research project. Students are enrolled for a minimum of four semesters and are required to complete the program within a maximum of four years upon registration. The MPH in Health Systems Management (HSM) is a credit-based program consisting of 42 credits, comprising of 6 core college-wide course modules and 7 compulsory department course modules. The taught course modules account for 39 credits while the research project accounts for 3 credit hours.

Program Aims to:

1.         To prepare healthcare professionals in public health and management.

2.         To graduate public health professionals with research skills in the field of health systems management.

3.         To conduct scientific research addressing health system performance and population health.

4.         To provide community services addressing community needs in health and education.​


Intended Audience
University Graduates of Health Sciences


Two-Year Full-Time Program


Progr​am Venue
Riyadh Campus