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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

Christina Andrews

Arnold School welcomes Christina Andrews, who specializes in addiction treatment

Christina Andrews, a long-time Arnold School collaborator, has joined the Department of Health Services Policy and Management. The associate professor’s interests in addiction treatment, particularly in response to the opioid epidemic, overlap with many researchers in her new department.  

Peiyin Hung

Assistant professor Peiyin Hung, Rural and Minority Health Research Center contribute to Rural Action Plan

Comprised of rural experts and leaders across HHS, the Rural Task Force developed the plan based on the work and input of rural researchers and organizations, such as health services policy and management assistant professor Peiyin Hung and the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

John Brooks

CERortho awarded grant to assess effectiveness of surgery in treating musculoskeletal conditions

John Brooks, HSPM professor and director of CERortho, has won nearly $1.4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to examine how early surgery affects health outcomes for people with musculoskeletal issues. 

Melanie Cozad

Researchers partner with patients to develop mobile app for enhanced physician-patient communication

Led by assistant professor Melanie Cozad, the team recently won its second Pfizer grant to collaborate with patients in improving physician-patient communication through the development of a patient-designed mobile app.

Elizabeth Crouch

Rural Health and Minority Research Center awarded $2.8 million from Health Resources & Services Administration

Jan Eberth (director) and Elizabeth Crouch (deputy director), co-principal investigators for the Arnold School’s Rural and Minority Health Research Center, have been awarded funding to support the Center for another four years. 

Kara Keiper

Master’s student Kara Keiper wins national scholarship from American College of Healthcare Executives

Kara Keiper, an MHA student in the HSPM department, is one of just 14 recipients nationwide to receive a graduate student scholarship from the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2020.

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