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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

Janice Probst

UofSC features Breakthrough Leader: Janice Probst

When it comes to rural health disparities, researchers at the University of South Carolina are committed to leveling the field. Among these researchers is Janice Probst, a professor in the Arnold School of Public Health.

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Arnold School honors graduates at 2018 Hooding Ceremony

The Arnold School celebrated master's and doctoral graduates at the 2018 Hooding Ceremony on May 10. Arnold School and department award winners, along with Delta Omega inductees, were also recognized. 

Discover USC 2018

Arnold School students participate in Discover USC 2018

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the second Discover USC showcase included more than 1,000 projects from students, postdoctoral fellows, and medical scholars. Arnold School students were well represented among the presenters.

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May graduate strives to lead health care policy analysis in Saudi Arabia with Ph.D.

During her doctoral program in health services policy and management, Duaa Aljabri developed expertise in analyzing and implementing national healthcare policies as well as assessing outcomes in both the managerial and clinical practice levels.

Taiwan Summer Program

Taiwan Summer Program 2018

This summer, experience an innovative teaching and learning approach while exploring how Taiwan transitioned from a segmented health care system to a national health insurance program.

Chuck Thigpen

Chuck Thigpen and team win grant to evaluate physical therapy first program

The $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy will be used to advance an existing Greenville Health System program that has already shown promise in lowering costs and improving outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal issues. 

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