About the Program

HMSS students at orientationThe Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy is designed to prepare graduates for careers as researchers and teachers involved in the efforts to protect and promote the health and well-being of communities and populations. It provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to attain academic positions involving scholarly research and instruction in the disciplines of public health management and key policy and management positions in governmental as well as private and voluntary organizations. In addition to an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure and context of public health management, graduates of this specialization are expected to be able to identify issues and questions of importance with regard to the management of the resources of public health and to design and carry out a program of research designed to address these issues and questions. Graduates should be able to demonstrate abilities as an independent investigator as well as a team collaborator.

The PhD in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy is a 48-credit-hour program designed to be completed in two years, plus the dissertation.

We typically offer classes Monday through Thursday after 4 p.m. to accommodate students who work full-time.

Program Details

We offer two tracks in the PhD in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy program:

(1) Health Organizational Research -- Review the course sequence
(2) Health Policy Research -- Review the course sequence

Note: Students are expected to choose their track by the first day of registration of the first spring semester.

The program flyer for the PhD in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy is another useful resource.

More detailed information regarding the PhD in in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy, please review the program curriculum.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements 

Students must apply for PhD in Public Health Sciences Specialization in Health Management and Policy through the University of Louisville, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies: http://louisville.edu/graduate/

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