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 and methods of health policy and management research. These concepts and methods draw on many disciplines, including economics, organizational theory and behavior, informatics, sociology, psychology, and statistics. Therefore, this minor is ideal for students from many schools including the IU Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Liberal Arts, Physical Education and Recreation, Health Rehabilitative Sciences, Law, and Public and Environmental Affairs. Students in other School of Public Health doctoral programs are also welcome in the minor.
The doctoral minor in Health Policy and Management is a rigorous, highly focused 12-credit hour minor that serves as a useful complement to many major areas of study. You will learn theoretical concepts and how to apply them. Accomplished and research-productive faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management will serve as advisors and instructors for students choosing this minor. By completing this minor, you will be able to:
- Critically appraise research streams in healthcare management, health policy, and health services research and identify important new research questions.
- Understand foundational theories and concepts used in healthcare management, health policy, and health services research and apply them to novel research studies.
- Identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of study designs frequently used in healthcare management, health policy, and health services research.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to answer critical healthcare management, health policy, and health services research questions.
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.