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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. Courses cost $1,000 per credit.
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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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
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
USciences and Franklin BioScience, a Leading Medical Cannabis Innovator, Announce Collaboration
December 19, 2017
Agreement Builds on USciences excellence in research and education; leverages Franklin BioScience's expertise and knowledge of the cannabis plant and deep history of bringing innovative science-backed medical cannabis products to patients.
USciences Alumnus Gets a Competitive Edge in the Advertising Industry
December 15, 2017
Paolo Aragona PHB'12 set out on a path toward a career in health and wellness and found the business of communication.
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.
Assistant Director, Health Policy Program
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495