The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health offers a PhD minor in Health Policy and Management that provides students with a foundation in the concepts, principles and practice of health policy and management. People who possess these specialized skills are in high demand because of what they can contribute to many doctoral-level research projects.
The doctoral minor in Epidemiology is a rigorous, highly focused 12-credit hour minor that serves as a useful complement to many major areas of study. You will learn both theoretical concepts and how to apply them. By completing this minor, you will be able to:
- Identify and analyze the components and issues of leadership, including financing and delivery of public health services and systems
- Apply policy process, development, and analysis methods to address current national, state, and local public health issues
- Use systems methods to analyze the effects of political, social, and economic influences on public health systems at the individual, community, state, national, and international levels
- Discuss the policy process for improving the health status of populations
- Apply principles of strategic planning and organizational development to public health agencies
- Apply the principles of budgeting, management, and performance evaluation in organizational and community initiatives
Because you can choose three of the courses from a list of options, you can easily customize this minor to your unique interests and needs. This minor is ideal for students from many schools, including the IU schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Physical Education and Recreation, Health Rehabilitative Sciences, Law, and Public and Environmental Affairs.
Students who wish to obtain a doctoral minor from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health must earn a grade of “B” or better in the coursework for the minor. Courses in which a grade of “B-” or lower is earned will not apply toward completion of the minor. Faculty in the department of Health Policy and Management will serve as advisors for students choosing this minor.
Students under the old curriculum may switch to the new curriculum if desired.