Ph.D. in Healthcare Policy and Research

The Ph.D. in Healthcare Policy and Research, offered through Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, trains students to use economic and statistical frameworks and methods to address important health policy issues.

In preparation for academic careers or senior research positions in government or the private sector, students receive methodological and policy training supplemented with electives in health services research, economics, statistical methods, decision sciences, organizational theory and other public health domains.

The program provides dedicated mentoring to support students as they conduct independent original research and develop individual research portfolios. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects throughout their academic experience.

Ph.D. Program


Please see the Graduate Bulletin for curriculum information for the Healthcare Policy and Research, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.