Not accepting applications for Fall 2018

Description

Graduates apply theories and methods to understand and improve health services and health policies. Students will select a focus on either Health Policy or Health Management.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least 1 should be an academic reference)
  • CV/Resume indicating at least three years of prior relevant teaching, research or programmatic work experience.
  • A personal statement (up to 1500 words)
  • Completion of a Masters of Public Health degree. Applicants with a Masters or higher level degree in another discipline will need to take five core Masters level public health courses. If accepted to the DPH program, three courses must be completed prior to enrollment and the remaining two within the first year of matriculation: Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Social and Behavioral Health and; Health Policy and Management.

Additional Concentration Requirements
One course in health care systems, management, or administration; one course in health policy; one social science course in a cognate-related field, such as economics, sociology or political science.

Application Deadline:  December 15

Competencies

  • Assess and analyze the impact of public policy interventions within the various domains of public health, the theoretical motivations for undertaking them, the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environmental in which policy decisions are made, the consequences of such decisions
  • Understand and analyze the policy environment for healthcare organizations
  • For healthcare and public health organizations, discuss how each of the following affect organizational behavior and service delivery: organizational structure, motivation and incentives, individual and group behavior, group decision making, quality measurement and improvement, and organizational relations with their environments. Develop interventions to change at least 3 of the above to improve health care and public health service delivery and health outcomes
  • Understand organizational behavior and organization theory as frameworks for examining relationships between diversity and disparities in healthcare quality
  • Understand and appropriately apply analytical strategies used in health policy research, such as costing analysis, cost effectiveness and cost benefit analysis
  • Develop familiarity with and critically analyze federal, state, and municipal laws/regulations and their historical context as relevant to public health management and policy decisions
  • Formulate alternative options for resolving problems in health policy or management, evaluate their economic, practical, ethical, legal, administrative, and technical feasibility and recommend preferred options based on and supported by your analysis

 

Curriculum

Core Courses (18 credits) PUBH 810 Cities, Society, and Health
PUBH 812 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Health Research
PUBH 811 Quantitative Research Methods with Applications to Urban Health
PUBH 813 Qualitative Research Methods with Application to Urban Health
PUBH 814 Leadership & Organizational Change Seminar
EPID 820 Epidemiologic Methods I
Concentration Courses (21 credits) HPAM 820 Seminar in Health Policy and Management
HPAM 821 Quantitative Methods in Health Services Research
HPAM 822 Public Health Economics
HPAM 823 Health Policy Analysis Methods
Three (3) advanced research methods or track-specific practice courses, one of which must be from a Graduate Center program outside of Public Health (DPH courses that are cross-listed with another program can count toward this requirement)
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 896 Practicum Project
Examinations Students in all cohorts and all tracks take two examinations to test their mastery of the curriculum. Students must apply in advance to take each exam and students must be in good academic standing to apply. The First Exam is given after students have completed core coursework. Students work on the Second Exam after all required coursework has been completed except PUBH 816 and the dissertation (PUBH 900 & PUBH 898). Students cannot take PUBH 816 or begin their dissertation research until they have passed this exam.
Seminars (6 credits) PUBH 815 Advanced Research Seminar I
PUBH 816 Advanced Research Seminar II
PUBH 898 Dissertation Seminar
Culminating Experience (0 credits) PUBH 900 Dissertation Supervision
Total Required Credits 48

 

Recommended Course Sequence

 
Semester
Course
Credits
Year 1 Fall
PUBH 810 Cities, Society, and Health
3
 
PUBH 811 Quantitative Research Methods with Applications to Urban Health
3
 
EPID 820 Epidemiologic Methods I
3
 
 
 
Year 1 Spring
PUBH 812 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Health Research
3
 
HPAM 820 Seminar in Health Policy and Management
3
 
PUBH 813 Qualitative Research Methods with Application to Urban Health
3
Year 1 Summer
The First Exam
0
 
 
 
Year 2 Fall
HPAM 821 Quantitative Methods in Health Services Research
3
 
Track Selective I
3
 
PUBH 815 Advanced Research Seminar I
3
 
 
 
Year 2 Spring
HPAM 822 Public Health Economics
3
 
Track Selective II
3
 
 
 
Year 3 Fall
PUBH 896 Practicum Project (Summer optional)
3
 
HPAM 823 Health Policy Analysis Methods
3
 
PUBH 814 Leadership & Organizational Change Seminar
3
 
 
 
Year 3 Spring
The Second Exam (Winter)
0
 
PUBH 816 Advanced Research Seminar II
3
 
Track Selective III
3
 
 
 
Year 4 Fall
PUBH 898 Dissertation Seminar
0
 
PUBH 900 Dissertation Supervision
0
 
 
 
Year 4 Spring
PUBH 898 Dissertation Seminar
0
 
PUBH 900 Dissertation Supervision
0
 
 
 
Year 5 Fall
PUBH 898 Dissertation Seminar
0
 
PUBH 900 Dissertation Supervision
0
 
 
 
Year 5 Spring
PUBH 898 Dissertation Seminar
0
 
PUBH 900 Dissertation Supervision
0