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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

Chen Liang

Chen Liang brings informatics expertise to Department of Health Services Policy and Management

Assistant professor Chen Liang is using informatics to save lives. His focus on leveraging this branch of information science to improve public health, medicine and clinical research dates back 15 years.

David Boucher

Master of public health alumnus David Boucher named Chief Business Transformation Officer for Bumrungrad International Hospital

David Boucher, a 1982 graduate of the Department of Health Services Policy and Management’s Master of Public Health program, has been selected to serve as the Chief Business Transformation Officer for Bumrungrad International Hospital. 

Matthew Hudson

Study finds connection between mental workload and patient care among clinical oncologists

Recent research led by Matthew Hudson, the director of Cancer Care Delivery Research at Prisma Health-Upstate and a HSPM adjunct associate professor, investigates clinical work intensity (i.e., mental workload) that medical oncologists and oncologic nurse practitioners experience while providing care to cancer patients. 

Kimberly Nelson

Master of Public Health student wins national award for vaccine advocacy efforts

Kimberly Nelson has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award. This honor recognizes individuals from across the country who demonstrate exemplary efforts to promote childhood immunizations in their communities.

Hooding 2019

Arnold School honors graduates at 2019 Hooding Ceremony on May 9

The Arnold School celebrated master’s and doctoral graduates at the 2019 Hooding Ceremony on May 9. Arnold School and department award winners, along with Delta Omega inductees, were also recognized.

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Arnold School faculty to tackle 15 ASPIRE projects

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research with 2019 Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) grants. 

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