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Academics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Policy and Management

Offered By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Full-Time | 4–5 years

About This 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.

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Our graduates graduates pursue research careers in top-tier universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry and government agencies.

Curriculum

Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Concentration Areas

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Admissions Requirements

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.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Allison Schoenauer
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
HPM_Admissions@jhu.edu
410-955-2488