Policy Analysis and Management

2014-15 Tuition

Research degree: $20,800; professional degree: $30,785

Application deadlines

Fall, Ph.D.: Jan. 15, M.H.A.: April 15; no spring admission

Requirements summary

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • two recommendations
  • Ph.D.--GRE general test
  • M.H.A.--GRE general test or GMAT

Degrees

  • M.H.A.
  • M.H.A./M.B.A. dual degree
  • Ph.D.

Subjects

  • Health Administration (M.H.A., M.H.A./M.B.A. dual degree)
  • Policy Analysis and Management (Ph.D.)

Major concentrations

  • health administration
  • public policy

The Ph.D. program combines a focus on the substantive policy areas of health, consumer, and family/social welfare with graduate-level training in a theoretical or disciplinary area, analytical or empirical methods, and multiple disciplinary approaches. The Ph.D. degree is designed to prepare students for faculty positions in public policy, public health, and other academic positions. It also equips students with research and evaluation skills useful for careers in private consulting, government, or the non-profit sector.

For more information, check the Department Web site.

Doctoral program.
The multi-disciplinary faculty in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) work with graduate students in the inter-disciplinary PAM Ph.D. program, and with graduate students in the Ph.D. programs in Economics, Sociology, Human Development, and other graduate fields. The PAM Ph.D. program combines a focus on the substantive areas of education policy, family/social welfare policy, health policy, and regulatory policy, with graduate level training in a social science discipline, empirical research methods, and an understanding of how multiple social science disciplines approach public policy research.

Professional master's degree program.
The Master of Health Administration program (Sloan Program) is a prescribed two-year program designed to prepare individuals for administrative careers in health care settings such as hospitals, management consulting firms, private industry, government agencies, health care delivery systems, long-term care, and mental health and social welfare agencies. Students complete requirements in health services administration and selected electives in functional areas such as finance, marketing, information systems, and human resource management.

M.H.A./M.B.A. dual degree program
The Master in Health Administration/Master in Business Administration program is offered in conjunction with the Sloan Program in Health Administration and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. This dual degree provides students interested in health management and desiring in-depth training in the general field of business administration an opportunity to pursue both an M.H.A. and an M.B.A. simultaneously.

For further information, check the Department Web site

Application:
Applicants for the Ph.D. program must submit scores on the GRE general test. Applicants for the M.H.A. program may submit scores for either the GRE general test or the GMAT.

Steven Alvarado -- Concentrations: health administration; public policy; Research interests:
Rosemary Avery -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: family policy and decision making
James Berry -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Kendra Bischoff -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Francine Blau -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Richard Burkhauser -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: economics of aging; Social Security policy; labor market policies
Sahara Byrne -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
John Cawley -- Concentrations: health administration; public policy; Research interests: health management and policy
Benjamin Cornwell -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Erin Cornwell -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Rachel Dunifon -- Concentrations: health administration; public policy; Research interests: family and social welfare policy and management; health policy and management
Ronald Ehrenberg -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: evaluation methods and economics of social programs; economics of education
Maria Fitzpatrick -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: economics of education; early childhood; retirement; public sector compensation; female labor supply
R. Richard Geddes -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: regulation and corporate governance; women's property rights; postal services; antitrust policy
Matthew Hall -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Anna Haskins -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Tatiana Homonoff -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
David Just -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Donald Kenkel -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests: health economics and policy; cost-benefit analysis
Hyuncheol Kim -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests:
Samuel Kleiner -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: health economics and health policy; study of hospitals and health care providers; applied microeconomics
Daniel Lichter -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: family; demography; poverty and welfare policy; rural studies
Michael Lovenheim -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: public finance; labor economics; economics of education
Richard Mansfield -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Alan Mathios -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: consumer protection; antitrust law and economics; public utility regulation; federal and state regulation
Jordan Matsudaira -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: labor economics; education; health econometrics
Stephen Morgan -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: sociology of education; social inequality; quantitative methodology
Kelly Musick -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: policy analysis and management
Sean Nicholson -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests: health economics
Jeff Niederdeppe -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
Emily Owens -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: economics of crime and criminal justice policy; public finance; economic history
Andrea Parrot -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests: health care service; human sexuality; acquaintance rape; sexuality education; infertility
Karl Pillemer -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: sociology of family, aging, and the life course; social networks; family care provision to disabled elders; family conflict and abuse
Christine Ranney -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: consumer policy; family and social welfare
David Sahn -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: food and agricultural economics; development economics
Sharon Sassler -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: social demography; union formation (marriage, cohabitation); immigrant adaptation; racial and ethnic differentiation; young adult transitions
Laura Tach -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: Poverty & public policy; family demography; neighborhood inequality.
Sharon Tennyson -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests: economics of insurance; regulation; consumer policy
William Trochim -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: experimental and quasi-experimental research design; computer simulations of novel statistical analytic approaches; investigations of quality, implementation, and conceptualizations of research
Maureen Waller -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests: cultural sociology; low income families; qualitative and mixed methods; unmarried fathers; welfare and child support policy
Kim Weeden -- Concentrations: public policy; Research interests:
William White -- Concentrations: health administration; Research interests: health economics and policy, health services research
Nicolas Ziebarth -- Concentrations: Research interests: health economics; labor economics; applied econometrics

PAM PhD program Assessment Plan—December 2011

Learning Objective

How measured

Sources for Measurement

Complete degree in timely fashion

Student is in compliance with Grad School standards for timing of committee formation, A exam and B exam

  • Track student information from Grad School
  •  Review of student progress at Annual Field Meeting

Conduct original, publishable research in public policy

Ability to synthesize existing knowledge and identify one’s own contribution to the research literature

  • Item on rubric for A exam

Ability to make an original and substantial research contribution

  •  Item on rubric for B exam

Demonstrate knowledge of a social science discipline (Econ, Sociology or Human Development); knowledge of a policy concentration area (family/social policy, education, health or regulatory policy); and advanced research skills

Student has taken appropriate type and number of courses

  • Review of student progress at Annual Field Meeting
  • Item on rubric for A exam

Thesis represents demonstration of this knowledge

  •  Item on rubric for B exam

Demonstrate knowledge of field of public policy

Thesis represents demonstration of this knowledge

  • Item on rubric for B exam

Attending departmental seminars

  •  Attendance is taken, reviewed at Annual Field Meeting

Write and speak effectively to professional audiences

Attend and present at professional conferences

  •  Review of CV and progress at Annual Field Meeting

Present job market paper at PAM seminar

  •  Organized by PAM Placement committee

Publish in peer-reviewed journals

  • Review of CV and progress at Annual Field Meeting

To learn about the Sloan program go to Sloan Program.