Message from the Dean of  Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Students of healthcare business and policy today are at the forefront of one of America’s most pressing concerns. Just look at the headlines. The growing healthcare crisis—from issues of reform to an increasingly aging population—dominates the news. At Mayes College of Healthcare and Business Policy, we focus on the growing intersection of business, policy, and public health. But you won’t simply track headlines. You’ll help make them.

We prepare undergraduate and graduate students to make an impact on the critical health needs of society and to compete in the evolving healthcare arena. Throughout your work here, you will gain the hands-on experience and credentials needed to take your career in your chosen direction. From one-on-one interaction with faculty to cutting-edge research to prestigious internships, you will have opportunities to apply your growing knowledge base in the real world.

As the USciences founders intended, you will not only be educated in the content of your profession, but also as a critical thinker, a collaborative worker, and an effective communicator—so you can contribute not only to current healthcare debates, but also to long-lasting solutions.

Of course, we realize your advanced education is an investment in your future—and we do everything in our power to help you maximize the returns. You’ll receive the support, personal attention, and resources you need to thrive here. You may even be able to transfer credits from other accredited institutions or receive credit for your relevant professional experiences.

This is a critical time for the entire healthcare field. If you’re eager to answer tough challenges, I urge you to consider the wealth of academic and career opportunities available to you at Mayes College.


Andrew M. Peterson, PharmD, PhD
The John Wyeth Dean
Mayes College of Healthcare and Business Policy