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.
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
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 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.
Meet new faculty: Nabil Natafgi
UofSC's Craig Brandhorst sits down with Nabil Natafgi, a new assistant professor in
the Department of Health Policy Services and Management, to learn more about his interests
healthcare quality, patient safety, telehealth, and rural care access.
Master of public health graduate joins Lexington Medical Center as Operations Analyst
Lexington Medical Center is a place of new beginnings for Danielle Thomas. The December
graduate (Master of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management) was born
there in the 90s, and now she's returned for her career.
Nearly twenty percent of rural Americans live more than 60 miles from cancer care
providers, according to new research
A recently published study by researchers at the Rural and Minority Health Research
Center found that rural populations have to travel further to reach cancer specialists,
including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, cancer surgeons and gynecological
SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality successfully preps postdocs for careers in
Four years in, the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality continues
to raise the bar on its various training efforts for students, particularly its postdoctoral
fellows program. Since 2015, eight postdoctoral fellows have become faculty members
at academic institutions in South Carolina and beyond.