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HSR University Courses and Programs

The following University programs teach courses in health services research and/or public health. Also, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has a web accessible List of Accredited Schools of Public Health.

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University at Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health
Two University Place
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518/442-3300

  • Public Health curriculum

University of Alabama, School of Public Health and School of Health Related Professionals, Department of Health Services Administration
Birmingham, AL
Phone: 205/975-8969

  • Health Care Organization
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Residential Master of Science in Health Administration
  • Executive Master of Science in Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • PhD in Administration-Health Services

Boston University, School of Public Health
715 Albany Street, T-3W
Boston, MA 02118

  • Health Outcomes Technologies Program
  • The Health Economics Program
  • Health Reform Program
  • Program on Health Policy and Management

Brandeis University, The Heller Graduate School, Schneider Institute for Health Policy
P.O. Box 9110
415 South Street Waltham, MA 02254-9110
Phone: 781/736-3900
TTY/TDD: 781/736-3009

  • American Health Policy and Law
  • Issues in National Health Policy
  • Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Health Care
  • Problems and Issues in the Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Economics
  • Payment and Financing of Health Care
  • Health Care Politics and Organization

Brown University, Public Health Program
Box G-A4
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401/863-3699
Fax: 401/863-3713
Constantine Gatsonis, Ph.D. e-mail: gatsonis@stat.brown.edu


University at Buffalo, SUNY, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Farber Hall, Rm. 270
3435 Main St., Bldg. 26
Buffalo, New York 14214-3000
Phone: 716/829-2975
Fax 716/829-2979


University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Program in Health Management
Haas School of Business
Haas School of Business, Room F443
Berkeley, CA 94720-1902
Phone: 510/643-1399
raube@haas.berkeley.edu

This is a 2.5-year joint MBA/MPH degree program. Students take courses in both schools and receive a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Public Health (MPH). As part of their training, they also complete a three-month internship in a health organization.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510/642-6531
E-Mail: sphinfo@berkeley.edu

  • Public Health curriculum

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1772
310/825-5491

  • Department of Health Services, Ronald Andersen, PhD., program director; Phone: 310/206-1810.
  • Introduction to Health Services Research
  • History of Public Health
  • Current Research Issues
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Introduction to Comprehensive Health Planning
  • Cost Containment
  • Governmental Health Services and Trends
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Managed Health Care: Quality and Cost
  • State Health Policy Issues
  • Health Services Management
  • Management of HMOs
  • Measurements of Effectiveness and Outcomes of Health Care
  • Quality Assessment and Assurance
  • Medical Technology
  • Health Care Practice Guidelines
  • Special Populations
  • Health Information Systems

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

500 Parnassus Avenue, 420 MU-W
San Francisco, CA 94143-0560
Phone: 415/ 476-1374; Fax: 415/ 476-6014

  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Introduction to International Health
  • Introduction to Health Policy

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
3333 California Street, Suite 265
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415/ 476-4921
Fax: 415/ 476-0705

The primary goals of IHPS are:

  • To conduct policy-oriented research and analysis on a wide range of health issues;
  • to apply research findings to health policy issues at the national, state, and local levels; and
  • to provide education and training opportunities in health policy and health services research.

Fellowship Programs


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Law-Medicine Center
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7148
Phone: 216/368-3600
Fax: 216/368-6144

Degree & Certificate Dual Programs

  • J.D./M.B.A. (Management)
  • J.D./M.A. (Legal History)
  • J.D./M.A. (Bioethics)
  • J.D./M.S.S.A. (Social Work)
  • J.D./M.N.O. (Nonprofit Management)
  • J.D./C.N.M. (Certificate of Nonprofit Management)
  • J.D./M.D. (Medicine)
  • J.D./M.P.H. (Public Health)
  • J.D./M.S.M.-I.S. (Management Information Systems)

The Health Law Curriculum

  • Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Civil Law and Psychiatry
  • Criminal Law and Psychiatry
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Health Law
  • Health Care and the Supreme Court
  • Health Care Controversies
  • Health Care Professions
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Health Law Advanced Research Seminar
  • Health Law Clinic
  • Law and the New Reproductive Technologies
  • Law of Health Care Organization and Finance
  • Scientific Evidence

University of Colorado, School of Public Health, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy
13001 E. 17th Place
Campus Box B119
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303/724-4585
Email: Colorado.SPH@ucdenver.edu

  • Global Public Health
  • Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
  • Health Systems Management and Policy

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Office of Student Services
600 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212/305-0296

  • Health Policy and Management Programs
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Health Policy and the Political System
  • Health Care Delivery Systems: Safety and Efficacy of Medical Technologies
  • Managed Care
  • Operations Research Methods in Health
  • Health Policy and Disadvantaged Groups
  • Health Services Management weekend program

Dartmouth College, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences
7251 Strasenburgh
Hanover, NH 03755-3863
Phone: 603/650-1957

  • Health Policy I and II

Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Centers for Health Policy
Box 90253
Durham, NC 27708-0253
Phone: 919/684-6246


Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404/727-0190

  • Public health curriculum


University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy
101 S. Newell Drive, Room 4151
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352/273-6073
Fax: 352/273-6075
Master of Health Administration (MHA) E-Mail: mha-info@phhp.ufl.edu
Ph.D. in Health Services Research E-Mail: phd-hsr-info@phhp.ufl.edu


University of South Florida, College of Public Health
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813/974-6666

  • Satellite downlink of MPH courses offered statewide


George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services
2300 I Street, NW, Suite 118
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202/994-6221

  • Health Economics
  • Health Finance
  • Managed Care
  • Developing National Health Services Administration
  • Health Services and Operations Research
  • Health Services Information Applications
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Public Health curriculum

Georgetown University, Health Policy Institute
3240 Prospect Street, NW, Lower Level
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202/687-0504

  • Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Bioethics
  • Public Finance Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health Issues
  • Research Practicum
  • Health Policy Process


Harvard University, School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617/432-1031

  • Continuing Professional Education, 617/432-1171
  • Summer Institute for Public Health, 617/432-1052
  • Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, 617/732-5650
  • Public Health Curriculum

Hunter College, City University of New York, School of Health Sciences, CUNY School of Public Health
Brookdale Campus
425 East 25th Street (1st Avenue)
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212/481-5111
Fax: 212/481-5260
Email: uph@hunter.cuny.edu

  • Health Administration
  • Public Health Law
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy


University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health
808 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7309
Phone: 312/413-3350

  • Introduction to Health Services Research
  • Resource Databases in Public Health (taught with health sciences library)
  • Online MPH in Public Health Informatics
  • Health Services Research Laboratory

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Applied Health Sciences
Phone: 217/333-2307

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Contemporary Health
  • Masters in Public Health

University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Toll Free: 800/553-4692

  • Introduction to Health Care Organization
  • Quantitative Management in Health Care
  • Cohort Data Analysis
  • International Health


Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Admissions Office
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205-2179
Phone: 410/955-5000

  • Introduction to Health Policy and Management
  • Managing Health Services Organizations
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management of Health Care Facilities
  • Policy Issues in Health Care Financing and Delivery
  • Health Law and Regulation
  • Theories of Organization and Management
  • Human Resources in Health Organizations
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning and Operations
  • Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Health Programs
  • Microeconomic Models in Public Health Economics
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Decision Analysis
  • Topics in Health Care Finance
  • History of Health Policy
  • Data Sources and Applications for Health Policy Analysis
  • New Genetic Technologies and Public Policy
  • Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation
  • The Quality of Medical Care
  • Justice and Health Policy: Allocation of Resources and Risk
  • Health Status Assessment
  • Sociological Perspectives on Health
  • Ethnicity, Health and Health Care
  • Summer Program in Epidemiology, 410/955-7158


University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics,
Colonial Penn Center
3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215/898-5611
Fax: 215/898-0229

Program Areas:


Loma Linda University, School of Public Health
School of Public Health Admissions
Loma Linda, California 92350
Phone: 909/558-4694, extension 82881
800/422-4558
Email: sphinfo@sph.llu.edu

  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Administration
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • International Health

GRE OR MCAT Required Testing


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Center for Public Policy and Administration
Thompson Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413/545-3940

  • Environmental Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Social Policy

Medical University of South Carolina, College of Health Professions
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425-8510
Phone: 803/792-8510

  • Organizational Studies
  • Policy Analysis

University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy
Office of Admissions
M3025 SPH II
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Phone: 313/763-9900


University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Services Research and Policy
420 Delaware Street S.E., Mayo Mail Code 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612/624-6151
Fax: 612/624-2196

  • Master of Science in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
  • Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration
  • Collaborative Programs in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
  • Joint Degree Program in Law, Health and the Life Sciences

University of Missouri Columbia, School of Medicine, Department of Health Management and Informatics, Health Informatics Research Program
For inquiries regarding the training program or to request application materials for a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship in health informatics, contact:
Cindi Anspach
University of Missouri-Columbia
622 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-0001
Phone: 573/884-1637
Cindi_Anspach@muccmail.missouri.edu


New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
4 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212/998-7400
Wagner@nyu.edu


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Physical Address
Cecil G. Sheps Center Building
725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Historic Airport Road)
Chapel Hill, NC
Phone: 919/966-5011

Mailing Address
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
CB# 7590
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

  • NRSA Mental Health & Substance Abuse Systems and Services Fellowship Program
  • NRSA Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program in Health Sciences Research
  • NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
  • Triangle Clinical Research Fellowship for Reproductive Health

University of North Carolina-Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services
Charlotte, NC
704/687-2000

  • Master of Science in Public Health degree program

University of North Carolina, Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC
919/966-7391

  • Executive MPH degree
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Public Health curriculum

Northwestern University, Center for Healthcare Studies
717 Wieboldt Hall
339 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611
Phone: 312-503-2937


Ohio University, College Of Health Sciences and Professions
413 Tower Street
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 614/593-1217

  • Health Administration
  • Long-Term Care Adminstration
  • Community Health Administration

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health
PO Box 26901
801 N.E. 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Phone: 405/271-2308

Degree Programs

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health
  • Administration

Joint Degrees

  • MBA/MPH
  • JD/MPH

Oregon Health & Sciences University, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, (CB-669)
Portland, OR 97201-3098
Phone: 503/494-8257
Fax: 503/494-4981

  • Master of Public Health
  • Epidemiology and biostatitics track
  • MD/MPH program
  • Oregon MPH program
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in health services research


Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814/863-2900

  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Theory

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Masters of ScienceProgram in Health Policy Research
1309 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: 215/573-2740
Fax: 215/573-2742


Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Program in Health Care Management
204 Colonial Penn Center
3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215/898-6861

  • Health Care Systems
  • Clinical Issues in Health Care Management
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • The Health Services System
  • Financial Management of Health Institutions
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Collaborative Structures in Health Care Delivery
  • Principles of Managed Health Care
  • Policy and Planning Models in Health

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
111 Parran Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412/624-3002

  • Public Health curriculum

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, The Health Policy Program
600 South Forty-third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Phone: 215/596-8800

  • Financial modeling and forecasting
  • Health economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health research involving large-scale health issues
  • Legal and regulatory analysis related to health care
  • Ethical issues in health care and public policy
  • Understanding the overall structure of the health care industry, including insurance reimbursement mechanisms, managed care, hospital-physician relationships, health system development, and pharmaceutical development and distribution.


Pardee RAND Graduate School, School Of Policy Studies
1700 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90407
Phone: 310/393-0411

  • Economics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Health Care Financing
  • Competition and Regulation
  • Underinsured and Uninsured
  • Technology Assessment

Rush University, Department of Health Systems Management
1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312/942-5402


San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH)
San Diego, CA 92182-4162
Phone: 619/594-4492
Brenda Fass-Holmes
E-Mail: brenda.fass-holmes@sdsu.edu

  • Community Health Education
  • Biometry
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Toxicology
  • Health Services Administration
  • Epidemiology

University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
Columbia, SC 29208
803/777-4781

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Health Policy and Management

St. Louis University, School of Public Health
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314/977-8144
800/782-6769
E-Mail: sphinfo@slu.edu

  • Weekend MPH work
  • Satellite program in Kansas City, MO

Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Health Research and Policy
HRP Redwood Building, Room 264
Stanford, California 94305-5092
Phone: 415/723-6426

  • Division of Biostatistics
  • Division of Epidemiology
  • Division of Health Services Research
  • Master of Science Program in Health Services Research


University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Administration
Graduate Program in Health Sciences Administration
College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
800 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38163

  • Pharmacoeconomics: Master's and Ph.D.
  • Health Policy: Master's and Ph.D.
  • Health Systems Pharmacy Management

University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, Texas 77225
Phone: 713/792-8531

  • Health Policy in the United States
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Ethics and Public Health
  • Ethics in Health Care
  • Public Health Law
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Services Delivery and Performance
  • Health Services Organization
  • Technology and Health Care: Private Choices and Public Policies

University of North Texas, Health Science Center
PO Box 13675
Denton, TX 76203
Phone: 817/565-2054

  • Sociology
  • Gerontology
  • Economics
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Comparative Research
  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Minority Health
  • Evaluation Research and Demography

Texas State University - San Marcos, College of Health Professions
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512/245-3494

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Operations Research and Management Science
  • Computer Software and Information Technology
  • Market Research

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2430
New Orleans, LA 70112-2824
Phone: 504/588-5387
800-676-5389

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Health Systems Management
  • International Health and Development
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Peace Corps/Master's Internationalist Program


VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Field Program
PO Box 130170
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0170
Phone: 313/930-5100

  • Practice Management
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Quality Improvement
  • Methodologies of Health Services Research

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Health Administration
PO Box 980203
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804/828-7799
Fax: 804/828-1894

  • Management Theory
  • Quantitiative Research Methods
  • Organizational Performance and Effectiveness


University of Washington, Department of Health Services
Box 357230
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
Phone: 206/221-6295
hserv@u.washington.edu


Xavier University, College of Social Sciences, Health and Education
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Phone: 513/745-1912

  • Management
  • Finance
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Population Based Planning
  • Clinical Outcomes Management
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Physician Relations
  • Managed Care Approaches
  • Integrated Health Delivery Systems
  • Provider Payment Strategies


Yale University, School of Public Health
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203/785-2867

  • Public Health curriculum

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