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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

Karen West

Arnold School alumna named next president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association

Karen West, a 1992 graduate of the Arnold School's master of public health in health services policy and management  program, has been selected as the next President and CEO for the American Dental Education Association.

Jan Ostermann

Researchers awarded grant to increase HPV vaccination, reduce disparities among adolescents in Carolinas

They will use the $1 million CDC award to investigate the drivers of rural-urban disparities in HPV vaccination in the Southern U.S. and then will develop a school-based intervention to increase HPV vaccine rates in rural areas of North and South Carolina.

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Fifteen Arnold School graduate students earn 2018-2019 SPARC Graduate Research Grants

Graduate students from across the Arnold School have earned 2018-2019 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

Peiyin Hung

Peiyin Hung joins NRHA's 2019 Rural Health Fellows Program

Assistant professor Peiyin Hung has been selected to join the 2019 cohort of the NRHA's Rural Health Fellows Program, which is designed to prepare emerging rural health experts for leadership roles in advancing the health of rural America.

Leigh Robertson

MPH graduate lands position with Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery

Leigh Robertson decided to use her graduate program as an opportunity to drill down to what truly impacts overall health as well as how to be a part of the healthcare delivery system while keeping population health in mind. 

Bankole Olatosi

SCHA gift supports MHA students

The South Carolina Hospital Association has awarded the health services policy and management department $25,000 to support the development of a high-quality healthcare workforce through the Indigo Enrichment Scholarship for master of health administration students.

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