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Ph.D. in Health Services - Health Management and Policy

Walden University



Walden University's online Ph.D. in Health Services - Health Management and Policy degree is an ideal program for any individual who is looking to gain the skills that are needed for administering health and medical care services within the "integrated delivery systems" model.

The online health management courses in this program cover a number of topics, including:

  • Breadth: Theories of Social Change
  • Professional Practice and Social Change
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Advanced Case Study in Health Services
  • Theories of Organizational and Social Systems

The goal of this online health management and policy degree program is to aid individuals in preparing for taking on an administrative position within any facet of the health industry, including nursing, public health, and allied health.

The focus of this online Health Services program is to develop each students' understanding of:

  • Human, financial and information resources
  • Management of the stages in the continuum of care
  • The administration of services in a specific type of institution or industry

Individuals who complete this program will be prepared for working in any administrative leadership position, and will have the skills that are needed for conducting in-depth research projects that assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the services they administer.

All applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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