Doctoral Minors in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration

This minor is designed for students in other University of Minnesota departments and programs, and require a total of 12 minimum credits.

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Declaring a Minor

The process to declare a minor is based on specific criteria.
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Program Requirements

  • HPM Health Systems course: either PubH 6724 (3cr) or PubH 6556 (2cr) (can be waived if student has completed prior health systems coursework)
  • PubH 8801 Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (1) or PubH 8802 Health Services Policy Application (2)
  • Select remaining credits from other HPM courses; preferably PubH 88xx courses, but PubH 65xx, PubH 68xx, and PubH 67xx course numbers are also acceptable.

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Director of Graduate Studies
Karen Kuntz

Program Coordinator
Cheré Williams

Focus in Health Economics: Doctoral Minor in HSRP&A

These minor courses apply microeconomic theory to the main economic issues in the health care sector, such as demand for health care and health insurance, the structure of optimal health insurance policies, and industrial organization problems in health care.

This minor includes a written preliminary examination in Health Economics.

Program Requirements

  • PubH 6832, Economics of the Health Care System (3 credits)
  • PubH 8821, Health Economics II (3 credits)

In addition to the core courses above, the student must select elective courses for a total of 12 credits.

Sample of Elective Courses

  • PubH 6862, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3 credits)
  • PubH 8801, Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (1 credit)
  • PubH 8811, Research Methods in Health Care (3 credits)
  • PubH 8820, Health Economics I* (3 credits)
    *Not an option for students who have taken or are concurrently taking Econ 8001-2-3-4 or Econ 8101-2-3-4 (Microeconomic Theory)

View the Curriculum Sheet for more options.

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