Making change happen in Washington — or the board room — begins here.
In Oregon State’s Ph.D. in Public Health – Health Policy program you’ll hone the critical thinking and analytical skills required in a data-driven health care system.
You’ll learn analytic tools for understanding the complex effects policy has on health, health care markets and the community, as well as managerial tools for effectively implementing policy changes.
As a health policy doctoral student, you’ll benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and have the opportunity to collaborate on a research project.
Our faculty are researchers and influencers. Their areas of expertise include:
See which courses you’ll take as a public health doctoral student.
Public health handbook
What you’ll learn in the health policy concentration.
We’re happy to connect with you by email, phone or virtual meetings.
For questions about the application process and requirements, contact CPHHS graduate admissions.
To talk about curriculum and life as a doctoral student, contact our Ph.D. Program Administrator.
For academic or professional information specific to the health policy doctoral program, please contact program director Denise M. Hynes, BSN, MPH, Ph.D., RN.
In 2014, our college was accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health – the first in Oregon. This distinction provides our students with more resources, more opportunities to engage in research, and faculty experts who specialize in a variety of public health topics.