Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Georgia State, Atlanta

Graduate Studies: Health Management & Policy

Health Management and Policy is concerned with the administration and management of public, not-for-profit, and community-based health care organizations, formulating and implementing health care policy, analyzing the distribution of and access to health care services, financing and reimbursement of health care services, and evaluating quality and outcomes of health care services and programs. The Health Management and Policy track draws upon a variety of disciplines, including health administration, health policy, public administration, business, public health law, health ethics, and economics.

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HEALTH MANAGEMENT & POLICY CONCENTRATION, 18 credit hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED OR ELECTIVE
PH 7130 Leadership and Public Health 3 Required
PH 7170 Public Health Policy 3 Required
PH 8250 Health Economics and Policy 3 Required
Select 2 courses from the following HMGP list A of approved elective courses:

  • PH 7012 Health Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
  • PH 7300 Urban Health
  • PH 7340 Built Environment and Health
  • PH 7521 Evaluation Research
  • PH 7535 Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • PH 7600 Global Health
6 Required

Select 1 course from the following HMGP list B of approved elective courses:

  • PH 7325 Urban Health Seminar (1 credit course that may be taken 3 times to count as a 3-hour elective)
  • PH 7522 Qualitative Research
  • PH 7525 Statistical Computing
  • PH 7555 Disability & Public Health
  • PH 7565 Disability Policy
  • PH 7570 Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • PH 8290 Population Health Informatics
  • HA 8190 Health Policy and Ethics
  • HA 8250 Health Economics and Financing
  • HA 8700 Health Services Research and Evaluation Methods
  • HHS 8000 Trends Affecting Health Policies, Practices, Laws
  • LAW 7244 Public Health Law
  • PMAP 8010 Social Policy
  • PMAP 8431 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • PMAP 8531 Policy Analysis
  • SOC 7110 Aging Policy and Services
3 Elective

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HEALTH SERVICES AND POLICY RESEARCH (PhD)

COURSE NUMBER/TITLE TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Required Concentration Courses:

  • PH 9220 Principles of Health Service Research I: Thematic Background
  • PH 9240 Principles of Health Service Research II: Basic Methods
  • PH 8250 Health Economics and Policy
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Advanced Research Methods, Statistics and Electives Courses:
Select at least 6 pre-approved courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

  • PH 8285 Social Determinants of Health
  • PH 8830 Advanced Statistical Topics
  • PH 8885 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
  • PH 8890 Special Topics in Biostatistics
  • PH 8290 Population Health Informatics
  • ECON 8220 Human Resources and Labor Markets
  • PMAP 8141 Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • PMAP 8521 Evaluation Research: Design and Practice
  • PMAP 9211 Applying Research to Policymaking: Examples from Health Care Policy
  • SOCI 8020 Research Methodology
  • SOCI 8118 Aging, Health, and Disability
  • SOCI 8234 Race-Ethnicity and Health
  • STAT 8090 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • STAT 8760 Sample Surveys

Other appropriate research methods/statistics courses may be approved by the Faculty Advisor on the Doctoral Program of Study form.

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More information about the Health Services & Policy Research Ph.D. Concentration.

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