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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

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.

Nabil Natafgi

UofSC researchers leverage technology to engage hard-to-reach patients

With funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, co-principal investigators Nabil Natafgi and Ann Blair Kennedy will develop a diabetes-focused Virtual Patient (VIP) Engagement Studio to remotely connect with diabetes patients who are typically hard to reach.

Bankole Olatosi

UofSC Big Data Health Science Center investigators receive $1.25million NIH grant to develop data-driven strategies in fighting COVID-19

Led by Xiaoming Li and Bankole Olatosi, this two-year grant will allow the team to develop a database system for collating surveillance, clinical, multi-omics and geospatial data on SC COVID-19 patients and health workers treating them.

Emily and Jim Clyburn

Claflin students win Clyburn Scholarships to earn B.S. and MPH through 4+1 Dual Degree Program

Emersen Frazier and Jamal Walker, rising seniors at Claflin University, have been selected to receive the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Public Health Endowed Scholarship Award to complete the 4+1 Dual Degree Program.

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Arnold School faculty members to serve as principal investigators on 13 projects supported by 2020 ASPIRE grants

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. 

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