Master of Public Service and Administration and Doctor of Philosophy (HRSA) Combined Degree Program

The Bush School of Government and Public Services and the School of Public Health offer a Master of Public Service and Administration (PSAA) and Doctor of Philosophy (HRSA) Combined Degree Program. 

The PSAA and HRSA Combined Degree Program (CDP) is a coordinated educational effort of the Bush School and the School of Public Health. The CDP is designed for those individuals who intend to build an academic career focused on conducting research in the multidisciplinary field of health policy and economics. Specifically, this unique academic program will prepare individuals for careers in research universities and teaching colleges as well as for careers in consultancies or research agencies of all types (private, non-profit, local, state, federal or international). Students will work alongside a collection of highly-regarded faculty with expertise in public policy and expertise in health policy, economics and management. As part of this specialized program of study, students will attain knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct high quality research, present papers at scholarly conferences, and submit research articles for publication.

Ultimately, students who successfully complete all program requirements will receive both a Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research (PhD) from the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.