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Health Policy, MS, PhD
Health policy dominates the national political conversation as serious healthcare issues impact a growing number of Americans. The graduate Health Policy program from USciences will prepare you to affect systemic change through the analysis and development of smart, evidence-based, and comprehensive health care policies.
Through a combination of coursework, research, and hands-on practice, you’ll examine the primary factors driving health care policy — access, quality, cost, and innovation — and how they apply to a broad range of stakeholders, including hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and more.
Choose from a master of science or PhD in Health Policy, both offered with a flexible part-time and evening class schedule. Our alumni forge rewarding and influential careers in government, private, and academic settings.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Our strong interdisciplinary focus means you’ll learn to analyze health policy issues
through many lenses, including regulatory, economics, sociology, epidemiology, and
- Our small program size ensures access to our impressive faculty, recognized experts
in health economics, urban health, pharmaceutical outcomes research, and public health
- USciences boasts university-wide expertise in pharmaceuticals, making this an excellent
place to study policy issues related to this global industry.
- The individualized curriculum trains students in three principal areas: policy analysis
skills, research methods, and developing an area of expertise that is unique to each
- We offer part-time and evening courses to accommodate today’s working professionals. Very few doctoral programs in the region offer this level of individual attention and flexibility.
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Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
New Grad Certificate in Health Education and Communication Launched at USciences
October 04, 2017
Students can complete the certificate program in as little as one year, while developing portfolio projects and networking connections.
USciences Faculty Bring Lessons from the Front Lines of Opioid Crisis to the Classroom
June 01, 2017
Three representatives from USciences were tabbed to serve on subcommittees for The Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia.
USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated
April 04, 2017
Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research achievements at the annual Graduate Fellows Brunch on March 30 2017.
Commentary: Embracing a replacement for Obamacare will require compromise on all sides
March 21, 2017
USciences Professor Stephen Metraux PhD, director of health policy, penned a blog post for Philly.com about the proposed American Health Care Act and how lawmakers and observers will have to make compromises on both sides of the aisle.
Assistant Director, Health Policy Program
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495