Dig into an area of public health that fascinates or inspires you. Hone your research, teaching, and management skills. And take your career in public health to purposeful new places with a PhD in health policy and management from UMass Amherst.

Designed to prepare you for teaching and research positions in academic institutions and leadership positions in health-related agencies, our program offers both major and minor areas of concentration. The minor area may be content- or methods-related in areas such as biostatistics, computational methods, epidemiology, maternal and child health, health economics, and community health education. You’ll apply our pioneering use of multimodality methods in your research, from digital storytelling to participatory action research.

PhD in health policy and management course requirements:

  • Seven major concentration courses in health policy and management (21 credits)
  • Four minor concentration courses in areas such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and economics (12 credits)
  • Two doctoral seminar courses (6 credits)
  • Dissertation research (18 credits)