Health Policy, MS, PhD - Program Outcomes

The graduate program in health policy will prepare students to:

I. Research Methods

  • Examine both qualitative and quantitative data to determine patterns and trends.
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
  • Generate testable hypotheses and apply appropriate methods and research designs to test these hypotheses.
  • Understand and apply the fundamental tenets of ethics as part of conducting research.

II. Knowledge Base

  • Apply knowledge gained in a specific substantive area related to health policy using expertise developed during coursework, through guidance from faculty, and independently.
  • Collect and synthesize literature in a specialty substantive area.
  • Complete a terminal research project that either applies knowledge (MS program) or develops new knowledge (PhD program) in a specialty area.

III. Policy Analysis

  • Explain how the structures, components and interactions of systems are involved with shaping health policy, public health directives, and health delivery in the US.
  • Apply theoretical and conceptual models to empirical data, events, and dynamics as the foundation of analyses of current health policy issues.
  • Analyze issues from different perspectives and use evidence based approaches for describing policy-related decisions.
  • Identify major stakeholders and their roles with relation to specific health policy issues.
  • Critically assess aspects of U.S. health policy from multidisciplinary perspectives including economics, law, sociology, epidemiology, and political science, and sociology.

Contact:

Janelle L. Williams, M. Ed, MPA

Address:

Office Location: FOW 126
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8990

Email:

j.williams@usciences.edu

Contact:

Lynell White

Address:

Office Location: FOW 128
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7578

Email:

l.white@usciences.edu