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Health Services Policy & Management

Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the promotion of personal and public health through planning, organizing, directing, controlling, coordinating and evaluating health services.

Career opportunities exist in hospitals and clinics, state and federal health care agencies, physician practices, long-term care facilities, professional organizations, consulting firms, insurance companies, health departments, and hospital and medical associations. Individuals from a wide range of undergraduate majors can expect to succeed in health administration, given the many career opportunities the field offers.

The MPH program emphasizes the management of public health agencies and public sector health services. Graduates from the MHA program find jobs in finance and business development, operations management, information technology management, human resources, patient and community relations and other fields. The Ph.D. prepares students to conduct health services research and/or teach at a university level.


Degrees Offered

We offer seven advanced degrees related to health services policy and management. Each graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.

 

Health Services Policy & Management News

Emily and Jim Clyburn

Claflin students win Clyburn Scholarships to earn B.S. and MPH through 4+1 Dual Degree Program

Emersen Frazier and Jamal Walker, rising seniors at Claflin University, have been selected to receive the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Public Health Endowed Scholarship Award to complete the 4+1 Dual Degree Program.

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Arnold School faculty members to serve as principal investigators on 13 projects supported by 2020 ASPIRE grants

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. 

Bankole Olatosi

COVID-19 impact: Why are hospitals laying off nurses in the middle of a pandemic?

Clinical associate professor of health services policy and management Bankole Olatosi answers UofSC questions about how hospitals are struggling financially because of strains brought on by the pandemic.  

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Office of Research Announces Recipients of the COVID-19 Internal Funding Initiative

Arnold School faculty will lead and/or contribute to 17 of the 42 projects recently funded through a special internal initiative from the Office of the Vice President for Research to support research and scholarship related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants awarded to 12 Arnold School graduate students

Graduate students from across the Arnold School have earned 2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

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Study finds surgery linked to increased mortality rates among older adults with proximal humerus fracture

Research by investigators at the sC SmartState Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopaedics has found that higher rates of surgery to treat proximal humerus fractures were associated with increased mortality rates and other adverse health outcomes. 

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