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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.

The Department of Health Services Policy and Management’s mission is to be actively involved in improving quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health services and health systems locally and globally. (Adopted Fall 2021).

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


Office of the Vice President for Research announces 2023 Breakthrough Award winners

Five Arnold School faculty members and three graduate students have been recognized with 2023 Breakthrough Awards. They have been honored with Breakthrough Leadership in Research, Breakthrough Star (Peiyin Hung) and Breakthrough Graduate Scholar (Valerie Yelverton) Awards.

Sara Goldsby

DAODAS Director Sara Goldsby, Gov. Henry McMaster Announce S.C. Center of Excellence in Addiction

Arnold School alum (MSW/MPH '15) Sara Goldsby has announced the creation of the SC Center of Excellence in Addiction, and HSPM associate professor and collaborator Christina Andrews weighs in on the importance of the endeavor.

Yuqi Wu

December graduate continues health data research as postdoctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic

Yuqi Wu’s interests focus on health care and translational research using statistical regression and big data analytics methods to improve cancer prevention, chronic disease management, health disparities and clinical/surgical outcomes.

Asma Alzahrani

Former dental hygienist completes doctoral degree to improve oral public health

Asma Alzahrani plans to apply the knowledge and experiences she gained in the Ph.D. in HSPM program to improve care and encourage others in Saudi Arabia to accurately track, monitor and address the most pressing public health issues.

April Osteen

Staff Spotlight: April Osteen

April Osteen has served as the business operations coordinator for CERortho and Arnold School Greenville for five years. It's the perfect fit for the lifelong Greenville County resident and faculty who partner closely with Prisma Health.

Christina Andrews

Coverage for opioid addiction treatment varies dramatically across the nation's Medicaid programs

New research published in JAMA Health Forum has found that opioid use disorder treatment coverage and prior authorization varies widely from state to state for individuals insured by Medicaid.

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