Texas A&M University

School of Rural Public Health

Health Services Research


Texas A&M University

4220 TAMU

College Station, TX 77845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Health Services Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Health Services Research is designed to prepare students to conduct high quality research addressing important health services issues. The Ph.D. program receives research support from the from the Center for Healthcare Organizational Transformation, the Program on Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care, and from the Southwest Rural Health Research Center. The doctoral program prepares students for research or teaching concerning issues related to access, cost, or quality in health care. It provides intensive education in research methods and opportunities for advanced training in health policy, organization theory, and health economics along with applied knowledge in specific substantive areas of health policy or management. Applicants must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university, and must submit scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). An applicant will be requested to participate in a personal interview. Those applicants without a degree in public health may be required to take some of the public health core courses to familiarize themselves with the field of public health.


The Texas A&M Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center.

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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