Use research to answer hard questions and improve health care for all. Join a program committed to increasing the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health services and health systems.
As inequities in access to high-quality care persist and health outcomes remain suboptimal, there has never been a better or more important time to pursue a doctoral degree in health services policy and management. Join projects at three research centers either led or co-led by health services and policy management faculty members.
Pair with one of our nationally known faculty members, and work with them on research projects from day one.
Receive two full years of tuition, fees and health insurance assistance as well as a generous stipend for living expenses.
Learn from national and international health policy and health services research leaders in our weekly seminar.
Train in professional development, and hit the ground running in a career in academia, government or industry.
What You’ll Study
Study quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in health equity, data science or health outcomes, policy and economics. Develop and write compelling grants. Faculty members have expertise in rural health, substance abuse policy, telehealth, Medicare and Medicaid policy, infectious diseases, primary care, hospital-based care and much more.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Faculty Member
Job Titles of Alumni
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
- Program Director
- Department Chair
- Senior Clinical Specialist
- Research Organizations
Employers of Alumni
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Emory University
- University of Florida
- Baylor University
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control