Our PhD in Population Health Science prepares leaders to analyze the determinants of health and to develop, implement, and evaluate health interventions, and health policies and systems that improve the health and quality of life of populations.
Our DHSc in Population Health prepares leaders to be strategic thinkers and equips them with the practical skills to create and implement solutions to real-world population health problems.
Master’s Programs & Graduate Certificates
Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research is a discipline that provides a framework to generate evidence to inform and guide decision makers regarding coverage and access decisions about medications, devices, and healthcare services.
Health Data Science is an ever-evolving multi-disciplinary field that involves using statistical inference, algorithmic development, and technology to make insights about data.
Health Policy explores the advancement and implementation of health law, regulations, or voluntary practices that influence systems development, organizational change, and individual behavior to promote improvements in health.
Healthcare Quality and Safety is the study and prevention of adverse events, suboptimal care, ineffective treatments, inefficient processes and unnecessary clinical variation in health systems.
Operational Excellence is the academic and professional field focused on developing and implementing evidence-based performance improvement methodologies needed to promote value and efficiency in healthcare. OpX professionals lead healthcare transformation by focusing on eliminating waste and improving system performance.
Population Health is an academic and professional field that draws upon diverse disciplines to create a new paradigm for health improvement that engages all key stakeholders that impact the delivery of health services. Health systems in the U.S. and around the world are shifting from volume to value.
Public Health is an interdisciplinary, evidence-based discipline. Public health professionals promote and protect the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play. Graduates track disease outbreaks, conduct community health assessments, plan health education programs and direct campaigns to reduce risk factors that have a negative impact on health. They conduct research, engage communities, and develop and advocate for policies, both public and private, that reduce harmful environmental exposures and that provide increased access to preventive health services for underserved populations. Graduates work on complex issues including violence prevention, human rights, and effective health communication, and they support multi-cultural global health initiatives here and abroad.
Advance Practice Certificates
Our Advanced Practice Certificate (APC) degree programs are designed to augment prior or concurrent professional training by providing additional market-facing knowledge and skills in key areas of population health innovation. Each APC consists of three graduate-level courses that are delivered 100% online and can be completed part-time within a year.
- Healthcare Quality & Safety
- Healthcare Quality & Safety Education
- Health Systems Science
- Health Systems Science Education
- Operational Excellence
- Operational Excellence Education
- Population Health
- Population Health Education
Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programs
The College also offers several pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs for learners headed toward professional practice in industry settings or research-intensive roles in academia or private research firms.
- Pre-doctoral Research and Teaching Assistantships
Students enrolled in our PhD and MPH programs are eligible to apply for a limited number of reasearch and teaching assistantships to augment their formal training.
- Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowships
In partnership with several of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, the College offers 2-year fellowships to prepare pharmacists and other health professionals for careers in health economics and outcomes research. Only a handful of slots are open each year for this highly competitive global fellowship program.
- Primary Care Faculty Development Research Fellowship
In partnership with the SKMC Department of Family & Community Medicine, the College supports a 2-year fellowship program for physicians committed to careers in academic family medicine. Learners specialize in primary care research or population health research, and may pursue a degree program in the College during the fellowship.
- Faculty Fellowship in Population Health Research or Practice (Coming Soon!)
Full-time faculty appointed in other colleges and schools at Jefferson may apply for a 1-year faculty fellowship to receive intensive training and mentoring in an area of population health research or practice. Full-time employed faculty in all ranks and tracks at Jefferson are eligible.
- Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Population Health (Coming Soon!)
Full-time faculty employed at colleges and universities outside of Jefferson may apply for a 1-year faculty fellowship to receive intensive training and mentoring in an area of population health research or practice. Faculty inside or outside of the U.S. are eligible.