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Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration Minor

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
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Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor in health services research, policy, and administration (HSRP&A) is available as a minor to other M.S. and Ph.D. students across the University. HSRP&A emphasizes a population health orientation research and policy perspective and analytic methods related to health policy and healthcare systems.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission to the health services research, policy, and administration graduate minor is contingent upon prior admission to a master's or doctoral degree-granting program. Students enrolled in graduate programs throughout the University are eligible for this minor. Students should first consult with their major program adviser about the advisability of a minor in health services research, policy, and administration. They will then need to contact the director of graduate studies, Dr. Kathleen Call at or director of graduate studies assistant, Maureen Andrew at for minor information.
Required prerequisites
Course Group 1
Special Application Requirements:
The master's minor in health services research, policy, and administration is 6 credits and will be individually tailored via consultation with the HSRP&A program director. The Ph.D. minor is 12 credits and has some specific course requirements. Both the master's and doctoral minor require approval by the HSRP&A program director.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Ph.D. and M.S. Minor Required Coursework
The HSRP&A minor coursework must be chosen from within that major from the following course number sequences: PUBH 65xx, PUBH 67xx, PUBH 68xx, or PUBH 88xx. The master's minor requires 6 credits and is individually tailored with the advice and approval of the HSRP&A program director. The Ph.D. minor requires 12 credits, of which 2 courses are prescribed below. The remaining credits can be selected from other HSRP&A courses.
PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
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PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
U.S. health care system and health policy process, including current challenges in the areas of health care delivery, financing, and policy.
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of health care delivery, finance systems within public health context. Components of health care system: financing, role of employers/public programs, health care delivery system, managed care. Collaborative interventions between managed care, public health. prereq: Public health or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated overview of U.S. health services policy. Related theoretical/empirical literature. Analysis of alternative policy-making models, political/philosophical underpinnings of those models. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.