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PhD Program in Health Services
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PhD Program in Health Services

Our program's mission is to train the next generation of health services researchers and to prepare them to provide leadership in the field. Our graduates pursue research careers in top-tier universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry, and government agencies. In recognition of the complex issues facing health services today and tomorrow, we are committed to training students who will contribute to the health of diverse populations by producing high-quality research on important topics and translating the results to practice and policy.

The PhD Program in Health Services consistently ranks among the best. Our program offers exceptional instruction in research methods, evaluation, health care systems, health policy research, and the social determinants of health.

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  • November 2, 2022, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)
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No GRE? No Problem!

We are delighted to announce that as of May 2021, the Health Services PhD Program no longer requires GRE scores.   read more...

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Join Us for a Virtual Meet and Greet

The Health Services PhD Program welcomes you to join us for a virtual meet-and-greet session on June 20, 2021. Hear directly from our community members about what it’s like to be a Husky, including the student experience, research and mentoring, alumni careers, life in Seattle, and more.   read more...

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Stefani Florez-Acevedo Promotes Latinx Representation in Public Health

“As public health professionals, we have a responsibility to identify the barriers facing different communities, and to develop effective responses to improve community life conditions and well-being, using a social justice lens. This is more important than ever, in the midst of a global health crisis.”   read more...