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PhD Health Services and Policy Research

PhD Health Services and Policy Research


The primary objective of the PhD program in Health Policy and Administration is to provide students with the conceptual and analytical skills needed to pursue research careers in academia, research institutes, and consulting firms, and to be legislative and regulatory staff at government or industry research programs. This concentration includes the following tracks: (1) health services research - designed to provide the research skills necessary to study the organization, access, financing and delivery of health services, and (2) health policy research - which provides the research skills necessary to evaluate the policies that influence population health and the political environment.

Student handbook, PhD Student Handbook 2015-2016

How to Apply

UIC HPA PhD students are introduced to the collaborative environment that exists within HPA and the surrounding academic community.  

Variety of Research within HPA Faculty

From health economics to the impact media has on our health to training patient navigators in health disparities, HPA Researchers consist of a wide range of concentrations and interests.  HPA PhD students have the opportunity to work with multiple faculty with diverse backgrounds of work and study as they define their own research interests and projects within their first years of the program.  Read more about current sponsored activities of HPA research faculty.

Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program

The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP) allows graduate students in a doctoral program, to enroll at one of the three participating institutions (Northwestern University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago) to take advantage of academic courses at any of the other participating institutions that are not available at their home institution. Read More.

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