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?

  1. 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.
  2. Our small program size ensures access to our impressive faculty, recognized experts in health economics, urban health, pharmaceutical outcomes research, and public health policy.
  3. 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
  4. Our strong interdisciplinary focus means you’ll learn to analyze health policy issues through many lenses, including regulatory, economics, sociology, epidemiology, and statistics.

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Janelle L. Williams, EdD, MPA, MEd
Assistant Director, Health Policy Program


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