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Arnold School of Public Health

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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.

Degrees Offered

We offer seven advanced degrees related to health services policy and management. Each graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.


Health Services Policy & Management News

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2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants awarded to 12 Arnold School graduate students

Graduate students from across the Arnold School have earned 2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

Sarah Floyd

Study finds surgery linked to increased mortality rates among older adults with proximal humerus fracture

Research by investigators at the sC SmartState Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopaedics has found that higher rates of surgery to treat proximal humerus fractures were associated with increased mortality rates and other adverse health outcomes. 

Janice Probst

Study reveals pediatric mortality rates declining more slowly for rural children compared to urban peers

Recent research led by Health Services Policy and Management Distinguished Professor Emerita Janice Probst has found that the decline of deaths among children living in the rural U.S. has lagged behind rates of decline for urban children.

Elizabeth Crouch

NRHA elects Elizabeth Crouch to Board of Trustees

Assistant professor Elizabeth Crouch has been elected by the National Rural Health Association to serve on its Board of Trustees as chair of the Research and Education Constituency Group.

Yu-Hsiu Lin

Alumna wins Young Scholar Fellowship to study PTSD, social vulnerability and dementia among Earthquake survivors

Yu-Hsiu Lin, a 2015 graduate of the Arnold School’s Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management program, has received the Young Scholar Fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology’s Einstein Program. 

Eboni Haynes

Eboni Haynes engages teens in land use planning

The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina has featured December graduate (Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior) and Graduate Civic Scholars alum Eboni Haynes for her work engaging teens in land use planning.

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