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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Policy and Management University of California, Los Angeles


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The PhD in Health Policy and Management is an advanced research degree that emphasizes depth of knowledge and research skills. The dissertation must demonstrate ability for independent scholarly investigation.


In addition to the requirements for the MS in Health Policy and Management, students must take HLT POL 226A, 226B, 227B, and additional statistics courses. A cognate with at least five courses (20 units) from a department that grants a PhD degree is also required. Cognate courses must be at the graduate level and should be core theory and research courses for the discipline selected. Acceptable cognate areas include economics, epidemiology, organizational behavior, management, public policy, psychology, sociology, health care outcomes, research, pharmaceutical economics and policy studies.

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Full Time (24 academic quarters (and one summer term))

Tuition fees

$31,949.00 (22,18,232) per year




Fielding School of Public Health

650 Charles E. Young Dr. South,

16-035 Center for Health Sciences,



90095, United States

Entry requirement for international students

At least a 3.5 GPA in graduate studies or demonstrated superiority in graduate work, and at least a B in each of the mandatory core courses, a positive recommendation by the Health Policy and Management Department, approval by the doctoral admissions committee and the department chair, completion of the M.S. in Health Policy and Management or an appropriately related field is preferred. Submission of a writing sample, preferably a master's thesis or equivalent, is required. Screening examinations may be required by the department.

Students must score at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) or at least 7.5 overall band score on the IELTS examination

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