Ph.D. in Health Policy

First Semester: Fall

Table 1: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Research in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 801 3
Data Analysis Methods in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 829 3
Fundamentals of Epidemiology BIOE 812 3
Fundamentals of SAS for Epidemiology BIOE 813 3
Health Care Economics ECON 7701 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Total Semester Hours   16

Second Semester: Spring

Table 2: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Biostatistics for Health Sciences II BIOE 821 3
Advanced Health Economics HOPR 878 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Integrity in the Conduct of Scientific Research IP 801 1
Healthcare Policy NURS 7001 3
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   14-17

Third Semester: Fall

Table 3: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Third Semester Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Qualitative Research Methods NSG 913 3
Government Regulated Health Services HADM 7105 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Special Topics HOPR 840 1-3
Health Law/Ethics HADM 7102 3
Electives TBA 3
Total Semester Hours   14-16

Fourth Semester: Spring

Table 4: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Fourth Semester Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Strategies for Health Policy Formulation and Planning HOPR 825 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   7-10

Fifth Semester: Fall

Table 5: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Fifth Semester Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   12-15

Sixth Semester: Spring

Table 6: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Sixth Semester Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Electives TBA 3-6
Total Semester Hours   12-15

Seventh Semester: Fall

Table 7: Ph.D. in Health Policy - Seventh Semester Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 8
Total Semester Hours   9

Summary

  • Required Course Hours: 36*
  • Required Elective Course Hours: 15**
  • Seminar Hours: 8***
  • Dissertation Hours: 18
  • Total Hours: 77 (minimum required)

*Students entering the program with a Master's degree may have required and/or elective courses waived by the graduate faculty based on their curriculum.

**Electives may be chosen from electives offered at the University of Memphis and by other graduate programs at the UTHSC with the approval of the student's advisor or committee chair. One elective must be on health services research methods and one must be in economics.

***Students must enroll in the Seminar (HOPR 919) for 8 semesters or until they achieve candidacy.

Items italicized are courses at the University of Memphis.

Additional Requirements

Full-time students and students receiving stipends must take a minimum of nine (9) hours each semester to maintain their full-time status.

In addition to courses listed in the curriculum, some students may be required to take prerequisite and/or remedial courses based on educational background and scores on screening examinations. Other courses may be identified by the students and/or Committee.

In the final two semesters, students must take a minimum of 9 hours (any combination of credit hours from seminar, dissertation or electives that equal 9 or more is acceptable).

Contact Us

Graduate Program
Health Science Administration
UTHSC College of Pharmacy
881 Madison Ave., Room 440
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-1060
Fax: 901-448-4731