Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Health Services Research, Policy & Administration PHD

Transform healthcare with this multidisciplinary degree.

With a Health Services Research, Policy & Administration PhD you will engage in a multidisciplinary examination of the social, political, and economic forces that affect the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare.

This program prepares students for a career in applied research as well as influencing policy that can have an impact on healthcare systems. Our graduates find meaningful and challenging positions at universities, government agencies, think tanks, health insurance providers, managed care organizations, and consulting firms.

Advantages of the Program

  • Location. The School of Public Health is located within the Academic Health Center and a research university, allowing for collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to learning.
  • Tailored Options. Six areas of emphasis allow you to tailor your education to your interests. Our program also offers a joint degree in Law, Health and the Life Sciences (JD/PhD) with the Law School and an MD/PhD joint degree with medicine. More on joint and dual degrees.
  • Collaborative Degree. Through a collaboration with the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, you can focus your studies on workplace injury policy with the Occupational Health Services Research and Policy PhD.
  • Breadth. The Division of Health Policy and Management is home to five research centers that provide research opportunities to students and are rich sources for dissertation data.
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