LSE-Chicago Double Executive Master's in Health Policy
LSE-Chicago Double Executive Master's in Health Policy
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the London School of Economics and Political Science
 William Rainey Harper Memorial Library, University of Chicago

William Rainey Harper Memorial Library, University of Chicago



The Double Executive Master’s in Health Policy leverages the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s expertise in health economics and public policy and the London School of Economics’ focus on global health and policy to support end-to-end thinking around solutions to challenges facing the health sector. 

Participants spend 2—3 weeks in London in the fall and 2—3 weeks in Chicago in the spring each year of the two-year program, working through an intensive curriculum that covers foundations in global health policy and healthcare economics, with a special focus on health system performance analysis, leadership in healthcare, and negotiation and advocacy in healthcare. 

The first year of the program culminates in a capstone course completed during summer of 2019, and the second year concludes with a written dissertation in spring of 2020. 

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a Master of Science in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics.




Ours is a campus of contrasts and convergences: old and new, ancient and modern, historical and forward-looking. It is a place where both budding and seasoned scholars explore cutting-edge ideas and push against the frontiers of knowledge to seek new ways of understanding and changing the world.

When you visit here, you’ll get a sense of these qualities in the gray stone and ivy-covered traditional English Gothic quadrangles juxtaposed with soaring contemporary structures designed by renowned architects such as Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe.

We invite you to stroll among the tall, old trees in the luscious botanic garden that is our 211-acre campus. Look up to see the playful grotesques and gargoyles that grace our buildings, many of which were put into place during the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Step inside our buildings to walk along the paths of Nobel laureates, pathbreaking researchers, and tomorrow’s leaders. We invite you get to know the community where we live.


The LSE campus is located in the heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities, with many places of interest within easy walking distance. LSE looks out over the London skyline, rather than green fields. It is stimulating, cosmopolitan and very much part of the real world.

All of our buildings are located within the same few streets meaning that the campus has a real community feel. There are also plenty of support services to help make sure you get the most out of your LSE experience.

Next door to campus is the Royal Courts of Justice building, while the financial district, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament are all within easy reach. This makes for an exciting place to study, especially if you're hoping to work in finance, politics or law.

It's not all about study either: around the corner, you'll find Covent Garden, London's heart of theatre, dance and film, while many other London sights, attractions and entertainment are nearby.



Beginning October 2017: Applications accepted

Beginning Spring 2018: Acceptance letters mailed

November – December 2018

  • 2–3 weeks in London

  • Global Health Policy

  • Paying for Healthcare

  • Evidence Review and Synthesis


April – May 2019

  • 2–3 weeks in Chicago

  • Microeconomics for Health Policy

  • Statistics for Health Policy

  • Leadership, Negotiation, and Advocacy in Health Policy: Strategies and Tactics

Summer 2019: Capstone Project


Spring 2020: MSc Dissertation

November – December 2019

  • 2–3 weeks in London

  • Cost-Effectiveness in Healthcare

  • Economics of the Pharmaceutical Sector

  • The Performance of Health Services and Systems 


April – May 2020

  • 2–3 weeks in Chicago
  • Analytical Politics: The Policymaking Process

  • Mixed Methods to Public Research

  • Microeconomics for Health Policy II 



The two-year executive double master’s program is tailored to motivated, mid-career professionals who have an interest in health economics, policy and management.

Applicants from across the globe are encouraged to apply. 



Applications for this degree program are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the program will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply; however, you are encouraged to apply early since it is expected that the program will fill quickly.

Applications are made via the LSE application system, but will be jointly considered by a selection committee from both LSE and Harris.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:

  • Academic achievement (demonstrated on your transcripts)
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (either one academic and one professional, or two professional given the executive nature of the programme)
  • CV or resume


A bachelor’s degree (Upper second class honors, 2:1 in the British system) or equivalent in any relevant academic subject (science, medicine, economics, political science, sociology, other social sciences). 

Significant health-related work experience is essential whether in industry, health NGOs in developing countries, global health institutions and organizations, or ministries of health.

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. 




A GRE or GMAT score is NOT required.