Academics

Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy

Degrees and programs


MPH in Health Systems, Policy & Management (+ global health option)

Program location: CU Anschutz

This two-year master's program will give you the tools you need to analyze the outcomes and implications of health policies. You'll learn how to manage resources so that you can lead programs and organizations effectively. In addition to the public health core areas, you'll take classes in health equity, healthcare economics and financing, health policy, and management and administration. You’ll also choose from a variety of elective courses so that you can hone in on what matters most to you. And if your interests are bigger than one country can contain, we offer the option to add an emphasis in global public health, where you’ll take courses in comparative health systems and global health policy issues.

MS in Health Services Research

Program location: CU Anschutz

The two-year MS in Health Services Research program emphasizes the multidisciplinary scientific foundations of healthcare research. You'll study how the interplay of social factors, health technologies, and personal behaviors impact healthcare access, healthcare costs, and quality of life. You’ll be trained to think like a scientist, implementing and developing research studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions. In addition to collaborating with world-class researchers, you’ll take courses in biostatistics, research methodologies, healthcare economics, and clinical outcomes assessment.

PhD in Health Services Research

Program location: CU Anschutz

This program will train you to think like a scientist. Upon completion, you'll earn the highest academic degree possible and have gained experience examining how social factors, health technologies, and personal behaviors impact healthcare access, healthcare costs, and quality of life. With a focus on research methods and faculty mentoring, this program is a great fit for those looking for careers in research in academic, nonprofit, governmental, or private sectors.

PhD in Health Economics

Program location: CU Anschutz and CU Denver

This program is trains scientists to engage in modern economic research related to the health care sector and to personal and public health. Students take courses in the Economics Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, and in our department. The economics coursework grounds students in rigorous economic theory and modern statistical methods, and the health policy coursework connects students to institutional details of the health care sector, administrative data methods, grant writing, and the development of interdisciplinary health care research.