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Degree Requirements (2019-20 Matriculation)

The Ph.D. degree in Health Policy & Management requires a total of 16 course units with the option of obtaining credits for previous courses. With the approval of the academic adviser and DGS, alternative courses that better suit the needs of the student may satisfy the course work requirement.

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Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology and Public Health 1 Fall  
EPH 600 Research Ethics and Responsibilities 0 Fall  
EPH 608 Frontiers of Public Health* 1 Fall and Spring Only required to take one term
HPM 610 Applied Area Readings 1 Spring  
HPM 617 Colloquium in Health Services Research 0 Fall Must take every fall
HPM 618 Colloquium in Health Services Research 0 Spring Must take every spring

Required Methods and Statistics (minimum 4 course units)

Suggested courses are:

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
BIS 623 Advanced Regression Models 1 Fall  
BIS 625 Categorical Data Analysis 1 Spring  
BIS 628 Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis 1 Spring  
ECON 556 Topics in Empirical Economics and Public Policy 1 Fall  
ECON 558 Econometrics 1 Fall  
HPM 583 Methods in Health Services Research 1 Spring  
PLSC 500 Quantitative Methods I: Research Design & Data Analysis 1 Fall  
PLSC 503 Quantitative Methods II: Foundation of Statistical Inference 1 Spring  
PLSC 504 Advanced Qualitative Methods 1 Spring  
SBS 580 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health 1 Spring  
SOCY 580 Introduction to Methods in Quantitative Sociology    1 Fall  
SOCY 581 Intermediate Methods in Quantitative Sociology 1 Spring  
SOCY 582 Statistics III; Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Social Scientists 1 Fall  
S&DS 563 Multivariate Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences 1 Spring  
S&DS 565 Applied Data Mining and Machine Learning 1 Fall and Spring  

Required Health Policy and Management Courses (minimum 4 course units, all with PhD Readings)

Suggested courses are:

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
EPH 510 Health Policy and Health Care Systems 1 Fall    
HPM 514 Health Politics, Governance and Policy 1 Spring    
HPM 560 Health Economics & US Health Policy 1 Spring    
HPM 561 Managing Health Care Organizations 1 Fall    
HPM 570 Cost-effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making 1 Fall    
HPM 573 Advanced Topics in Modeling Health Care Decisions 1 Spring    
HPM 587 Advanced Health Economics 1 Fall    
HPM 590 Economics, Addiction and Policy 1 Spring    
HPM 597 Capstone Course in Health Policy 1 Spring    
HPM 688 Managing Health Care in Complex Systems 1 Fall    

Required Courses in Economics Specialization (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
Required Courses
ECON 545 Microeconomics 1 Fall  
ECON 558 Econometrics 1 Fall Must take substitution course if taken as Methods course
Students take two field courses in a concentration to develop expertise.  Sets of courses across topics can be selected to meet research interests.
Behavioral Economics:
MGMT 758 Foundations of Behavioral Economics            1 Spring  
PSYC 553 Behavioral Decision Making I: Choice 1 Fall  
Industrial Organization:
ECON 600 Industrial Organization I 1 Fall  
ECON 601 Industrial Organization II 1 Spring  
Labor Economics:
ECON 630 Labor Economics 1 Fall  
ECON 631 Labor Economics 1 Spring  
Public Finance:
ECON 556 Topics in Empirical Economics and Public Policy 1 Fall  
ECON 680 Public Finance I   1 Fall  
ECON 681 Public Finance II 1 Spring  

Required Courses in Organizational Theory and Management Specialization (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
Minimum of 4 courses are required.
HPM 600 Directed Readings: Organizational Behavior and Theory in Health Care 1 Fall or Spring  
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Required Courses in Political and Policy Analysis Specialization (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
Minimum of 4 courses are required. Suggested courses:
PLSC 800 Introduction to American Politics 1      Fall  
PLSC 801 Political Preferences and American Political Behavior 1        Fall  
PLSC 803 American Politics III: Institutions 1        Fall  
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Elective(s) (must be approved by advisor)

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*Students entering the program with an MPH or relevant graduate degree may be exempt from this requirement 

rev: 7.8.2019