Degreed Programs

Affiliated Penn Degree Programs

Wharton Health Care Management & Economics Doctoral Program

PhD Coordinator: Guy David, PhD
Admissions Coordinator: Joanne H. Levy, MBA, MCP

This program combines intensive graduate level training in health care management and health economics research with advanced training in a traditional academic discipline. Wharton's doctoral program in health care is designed to produce PhD researchers who are trained in rigorous theory and empirical methods, who are able to work and contribute to multidisciplinary research while interacting in a research team setting and who are familiar with the ongoing changes in health care structures. The Wharton School setting provides students with an interdisciplinary health services research focus applicable across private and public sectors.

Health Care Management MBA Program

Chair: Scott Harrington, PhD
Associate Director: June Kinney

The MBA Program in Health Care Management (HCM) is the first and leading program of its kind for leaders who want to harness the power of business to transform the future of health care. The Health Care Management major builds on the established strength of the management core to provide expertise in the unique elements and issues of the health care industry. With its strengths in health economics and health management, the MBA in Health Care Management gives students a full range of managerial and technical expertise within an interdisciplinary program. It has been in existence since 1971.

Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Program

Co-Directors: Judy Shea, PhD, and Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

The Masters of Science in Health Policy Research prepares graduates for health services research and health policy research careers in academic, government, community, and industry settings.

This program is based in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in collaboration with the Wharton School. The program is a joint venture between LDI and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (RWJ CSP) and is closely affiliated with the Annenberg School for Communication, the School of Social Policy and Practice, and the School of Nursing.

Health policy research investigates the organization, management, financing, and delivery of health care and the social forces that shape health in the US and the world. Health policy researchers are intrinsically multidisciplinary, using tools from a wide range of scientific disciplines to gain insight into the complex challenges facing health care. Typical applicants will be physicians completing residency or fellowship training and interested in applying methods in health policy and health services research in academic, government, community, and industry settings.