Master of Public Policy/PhD
The Master of Public Policy and the Department of Population Health Sciences both employ an interdisciplinary approach to meet the changing needs in their respective fields. Studying health care policy in the context of the patient interaction with health systems, and learning about health systems and the impact policy has on direct care is both unique and important. Together, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
By linking policy decisions to individual patients, diverse perspectives are brought to bear and disparities are addressed head on. MPP/PhD students are provided with the knowledge and skills to affect change in both health care and health systems. By making informed policy decisions, health care disparities and diverse perspectives are brought to the forefront. This exciting program creates an educational path that prepares students to investigate, analyze and inform public policy in the context of health care.
For applicants to be eligible to purpose the duel MPP/PhD, PHS requires that students be admitted into both programs during the same admission cycle. Applicants will need to apply directly to the PHS and select one of three emphases in Biostatistics, Clinical & Translational Epidemiology, and Health Systems Research. The department only accepts applications submitted to the Graduate School via ApplyU. Applicants will need to meet all admission and application requirements.
The PhD in Population Health Sciences is a participating PhD Program in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s established MD/PhD program. The goal of this dual degree is to provide an outstanding education for students who want to develop skills that will prepare them for a career as a physician scientist.
MD students will need to apply directly to the PHS PhD program and select one of three emphases in Biostatistics, Clinical & Translational Epidemiology, and Health Systems Research. The department only accepts applications submitted to the Graduate School via ApplyU. Students will need to meet all admission and application requirements.
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