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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Feb 02, 2023
 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Health Services Policy and Management, Dr.P.H.


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Students in the Dr.P.H. program must complete 61 semester credit hours in four categories: Dr.P.H. core, HSPM doctoral core, concentration coursework, and a research dissertation. The Dr.P.H. core represents competencies deemed essential for all doctoral students and is consistent across departments in the Arnold School of Public Health. In addition to coursework, completion of the Dr.P.H. core involves a Public Health Practicum. The hours must be completed in the following areas:

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to lead the process of creating an organization’s vision, mission and goal-setting for the organization, guide decision-making, influence and advise others in a way that benefits the organization, and build capacity to successfully carry out the mission of the organization.
  • Students will use effective communication strategies and be able to persuasively argue for policies that improve the health of the public.
  • Students will demonstrate integration of the DrPH core competencies and expertise in their specific specialization through the Doctoral Public Health Practicum.
  • Students will develop and implement formative, process, impact and outcome evaluations for the performance of a specific program or of the organization in relation to its vision and mission.
  • Students will be able to conduct empirical analyses, able to use quantitative methodologies; formulate alternative hypotheses for empirical testing; carryout analysis for testing hypotheses and able to derive conclusions and policy implications.
  • Students will conduct various types of research studies, interpret and communicate study results, synthesize information from multiple studies, assess the merits of research done elsewhere, and determine how research results can be applied to the organization.

Degree Requirements (61 Post Masters Hours)

HSPM Doctoral Core (16 Hours)


Health Politics (3 Hours)


Statistics and Research Methods (3 Hours)


Doctoral Seminar (4 Hours)


Additional Courses and Requirements (27 Hours)


  • Concentration (designed by student) (15 Hours)
  • Dissertation (12 Hours)

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