Health Policy

Ph.D. Concentration

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 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:

  • Health care delivery and financing
  • Accountable care models
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Mental health and substance abuse policies
  • Long-term care
  • Health and health care disparities
  • Health care access
  • Quality measurement

Health care is changing. Be on the front lines.



How To Apply

The Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.


Program Handbooks and Competencies



The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


Further Information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Health Management and Policy program, please contact the graduate program director Denise M. Hynes, BSN, MPH, Ph.D., RN.