About the PhD in Health Policy and Management Program
The PhD in Health Policy and Management is a full-time doctoral program that trains its students to conduct original investigator-initiated research through a combination of coursework and research mentoring. The curriculum includes core coursework that is common across the four concentrations and courses specific to each individual concentration. Applicants to the PhD in Health Policy and Management apply directly to one of four concentrations. All four options have the same deadline, structure, and funding.
- PhD in Health Policy and Management – Bioethics and Health Policy
- PhD in Health Policy and Management – Health and Public Policy
- PhD in Health Policy and Management – Health Economics and Policy
- PhD in Health Policy and Management – Health Services Research and Policy
What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Health Policy And Management?
Our graduates graduates pursue research careers in top-tier universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry and government agencies.
Concentration in Bioethics and Health Policy
This concentration is designed for students interested in conducting independent research on ethical issues in public health policy, research and practice such as domestic and international research ethics, learning health systems, emerging biomedical technologies, ethics and public health genetics, national and global food policy, access to care and health care priority setting. By the end of their training, students are equipped to function as independent researchers, conducting empirical research related to bioethics, public health and health policy, as well as prepared to provide practical and normative recommendations regarding ethics and public health policy.
Concentration in Health and Public Policy
This concentration is designed for students interested in preventing leading public health problems through the development, analysis, implementation and evaluation of public health policies. Students affiliated with this concentration employ an interdisciplinary approach to their research in areas such as environmental and occupational health policy, injury prevention and control, social policy, and health and the practice of prevention.
Concentration in Health Economics and Policy
This concentration prepares doctoral students for conducting innovative and rigorous research on the economics of health and healthcare. The curriculum stresses a solid grounding in applied modern microeconomic theory, quantitative methods, and econometrics applications. Students take courses through the Department of Economics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Concentration in Health Services Research and Policy
This concentration prepares doctoral students for conducting innovative and rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation in health services delivery. The curriculum includes exposure to a wide variety of research methods, content areas, and datasets. It also offers the opportunity for in-depth study in areas such as public health informatics, quality of care and patient-centered outcomes research, including a focus on older adults, and health care disparities.
For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. For program-specific program requirements, please visit the individual program/concentration pages.
Tuition and Funding
For general information regarding tuition and fees, visit the Bloomberg School’s Tuition and Fees page.
For program-specific information regarding funding and scholarships available, please visit the individual program/concentration pages.
Need-Based Relocation Grants
Students who are admitted to PhD programs at JHU starting in Fall 2023 or beyond can apply to receive a $1500 need-based grant to offset the costs of relocating to be able to attend JHU. These grants provide funding to a portion of incoming students who, without this money, may otherwise not be able to afford to relocate to JHU for their PhD program. This is not a merit-based grant. Applications will be evaluated solely based on financial need. View more information about the need-based relocation grants for PhD students.