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
Master of Health Administration student wins scholarship from Commission on Accreditation
for Healthcare Management Education
Only one semester into program, Haley Kirby was notified that she had been selected
as one of just two recipients nationwide to receive the Tim Campbell Scholarship from
the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
Assistant professors Elizabeth Crouch, Bankole Olatosi and Glenn Weaver named 2021
Elizabeth Crouch and Bankole Olatosi, assistant professors in the Department of Health
Services Policy and Management, and Glenn Weaver, an assistant professor in the Department
of Exercise Science, are among just 12 faculty members across the university to receive
2021 Breakthrough Star Awards.
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.
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.
CERortho awarded grant to assess effectiveness of surgery in treating musculoskeletal
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
Researchers partner with patients to develop mobile app for enhanced physician-patient
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.