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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. We offer both non-thesis masters and PhD options.
Our graduates enter a lucrative, interdisciplinary field at the forefront of healthcare policy change with job opportunities ranging from health systems to private insurance companies to government agencies and research.
Courses cost $1,000 per credit. The masters can be completed in about two years; and the PhD can be completed in less than 8 years, even as a part-time student.
What Sets Us Apart?
- 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
- Our small program size ensures access to our impressive faculty, recognized experts
in health economics, urban health, pharmaceutical outcomes research, and public health
- As the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences boasts university-wide
expertise in pharmaceuticals, making it an ideal place to study policy issues related
to this global industry
- Our strong interdisciplinary focus means you’ll learn to analyze health policy issues through many lenses, including regulatory, economics, sociology, epidemiology, and statistics.
Expert Commentary: Pollution from Refinery Blasts and Fire Could Irritate Asthma, COPD Sufferers
June 24, 2019
Julie Becker PhD, MPH, associate professor of health policy, warned that an explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery on Friday, June 21, 2019 could be dangerous for those in the area at risk.
Graduate Fellows Honored for Academic and Research Achievements
April 10, 2019
Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research achievements at the annual Graduate Fellows Reception on March 14, 2019, in Wilson Hall.
Substance Use Discussed at Regional Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference
March 11, 2019
On March 7, dozens of experts in substance use disorders met at USciences for the Regional Overdose Prevention Coalition Conference to talk about the diverse array of issues surrounding the issue.
Health Policy Student Speaks on Twitter Panel About Intersection Between Technology, Recovery
November 13, 2018
Robert Ashford PhD'24 (Health Policy), MSW, will participate in a multiplatform conversation about recovery and policy that can help to support recovery with @TwitterDC on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at 4 p.m.
USciences Prepared Doris Forestal PhD'18 for the Future of Global Regulatory Affairs
May 24, 2018
DORIS FORESTAL PhD'18 (Health Policy), Director of Global Labeling Therapeutic Area Head for Oncology in the Global Regulatory Affairs department at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, pursued her doctorate degree to further her career
Assistant Director, Health Policy Program
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