Health Services Policy & Management
Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) is an interdisciplinary field concerned
with the promotion of personal and public health through planning, organizing, directing,
controlling, coordinating and evaluating health services.
Career opportunities exist in hospitals and clinics, state and federal health care
agencies, physician practices, long-term care facilities, professional organizations,
consulting firms, insurance companies, health departments, and hospital and medical
associations. Individuals from a wide range of undergraduate majors can expect to
succeed in health administration, given the many career opportunities the field offers.
The MPH program emphasizes the management of public health agencies and public sector
health services. Graduates from the MHA program find jobs in finance and business
development, operations management, information technology management, human resources,
patient and community relations and other fields. The Ph.D. prepares students to conduct
health services research and/or teach at a university level; the DrPH program prepares
students to assume senior positions in teaching, policy and/or management in public
or private research institutes or government.
We offer nine advanced degrees related to health services policy and management. Each
graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.
Health Services Policy & Management News
UofSC features Breakthrough Leader: Janice Probst
When it comes to rural health disparities, researchers at the University of South
Carolina are committed to leveling the field. Among these researchers is Janice Probst,
a professor in the Arnold School of Public Health.
Arnold School honors graduates at 2018 Hooding Ceremony
The Arnold School celebrated master's and doctoral graduates at the 2018 Hooding Ceremony
on May 10. Arnold School and department award winners, along with Delta Omega inductees,
were also recognized.
Arnold School students participate in Discover USC 2018
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the second Discover USC
showcase included more than 1,000 projects from students, postdoctoral fellows, and
medical scholars. Arnold School students were well represented among the presenters.
May graduate strives to lead health care policy analysis in Saudi Arabia with Ph.D.
During her doctoral program in health services policy and management, Duaa Aljabri
developed expertise in analyzing and implementing national healthcare policies as
well as assessing outcomes in both the managerial and clinical practice levels.
Taiwan Summer Program 2018
This summer, experience an innovative teaching and learning approach while exploring
how Taiwan transitioned from a segmented health care system to a national health insurance
Chuck Thigpen and team win grant to evaluate physical therapy first program
The $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy will be used to advance
an existing Greenville Health System program that has already shown promise in lowering
costs and improving outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal issues.