Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Health Services Organization and Research, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Health Services Organization and Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Allied Health Professions offers a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research. This program is a challenging 57-credit program that prepares individuals for positions as faculty, researchers, policy analysts and top-level staff in complex health organizations. Students learn to apply research methods and scientific knowledge drawn from the behavioral and managerial sciences to the study of health organizations, services and systems. Courses are distributed across four areas: foundations of health services organization and research, health services organization theory, health services research methods, and an area of specialization. The course work is sequenced so that it can be completed in two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study (exclusive of dissertation research).


Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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