Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

PhD in Health Systems & Policy (72 credits)

The PhD Program in Public Health in the Department of Health Systems and Policy (HSAP) offers doctoral studies specializing in health systems research and policy analysis.  The program is designed to provide qualified and motivated students with the analytical and quantitative skills, institutional knowledge, and research experience necessary to become independent and creative scholars. Through the doctoral program, students acquire the necessary skills in contemporary policy analysis and applied quantitative research that are essential for addressing the unique problems and challenges of public health and health care delivery.  Content areas for specialization and dissertation work include private and public health insurance, health care and health insurance reform, health care for vulnerable and underserved populations, determinants of risky health behaviors, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.