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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 24, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Health Services Research and Policy, PhD

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The Health Services Research and Policy (HSRP) PhD program meets an ongoing need for public health researchers who focus on cost, access and quality of the health care system. Graduates will be prepared to conduct research on policy issues affecting the organization, financing, and delivery of health care and public health services.

Students must successfully pass a preliminary exam given after the first year, a comprehensive exam given after the second year, and typically present their dissertation overview towards the end of the third year. The doctoral dissertation will take the form of three thematically linked manuscripts of publishable quality. 


Elective Courses

Minimum of 12 elective credits recommended by academic advisor.

Total Credits: 72

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