Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research is designed to prepare students to conduct high-quality research addressing important health services issues through intensive education in research methods.

Students will be provided opportunities for advanced training in health policy, organization theory, and health economics along with applied knowledge in specific substantive areas of health policy or management.

Students in the PhD program will receive financial support in the form of an assistantship and/or tuition stipend. For more information, contact the PhD program directly.


Entering Semester*

Application Deadline

Mandatory Orientation Day

First Class Day

Fall 2019

Feb. 1, 2019  (scholarship priority)
Feb. 15, 2019  (final)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 26

Fall 2021




 *The PhD- Health Services Research program only opens admission every two years (on odd years, i.e., 2019, 2021, 2023). 

Applicant Information

  • Eligibility: Applicants to the PhD program generally will have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or a terminal professional degree (JD, MD), prior to matriculation into the PhD program. Well-qualified individuals who have not completed a Master’s degree may be admitted to the PhD program, but such students would have to complete 30 additional hours of graduate coursework to satisfy the total semester hours requirement for the PhD degree. Applicants must hold at a minimum, a conferred bachelor's degree prior to the start of the program.
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