Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Management (Ph.D.)

Upon completion of this Ph.D. program, graduates will have acquired the competency to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the history, structure, and operation of health care systems domestically and internationally.
  • Understand and apply bioethical principles and theories and utilize them in research, policy and practice.
  • Design and conduct health policy and services research studies.
  • Access, manage and utilize administrative and other secondary data sources in research studies.
  • Prepare grant applications and manage research projects.
  • Analyze and evaluate policies and programs.
  • Utilize and report the results of advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Interpret and report the findings of original research for scholarly audiences.
  • Translate and apply findings from original and existing research in policy and practice.
  • Educate and train students and professionals about health policy and management.