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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

Bankole Olatosi

SCHA gift supports MHA students

The South Carolina Hospital Association has awarded the health services policy and management department $25,000 to support the development of a high-quality healthcare workforce through the Indigo Enrichment Scholarship for master of health administration students.

Melanie Cozad

Melanie Cozad and team win two awards for her work on patient decision-making at GHS Research Showcase

Earlier this year, Cozad and her research team won two poster awards connected to their research on patient decision-making, which is funded by a grant Cozad received from Pfizer in 2017. 

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.

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