PhD in Health Services Research


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Welcome to our PhD program in Health Services Research.  We have an exciting program that began accepting students in 2005.  We typically admit approximately five students each year, to ensure that each student can benefit from a great deal of quality interaction with our faculty.  Our program welcomes both full-time and part-time students.  Some of our students work full-time in the Charlotte region.  Most others are full-time students who travelled from around the world to study with us.  Our students are preparing for careers in colleges and universities; health care; public health and private research organizations; and government agencies.

On behalf of our PhD faculty and students, it is a pleasure to share our program’s details and the accomplishments of our PhD students through this website.  We welcome your participation.

Mission Statement

The UNC Charlotte Health Services Research PhD Program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world.

We pursue our mission through education, research, and service that:

  1. Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems.
  2. Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services.
  3. Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education.
  4. Promotes the public's health.

Values Statement

Our program values collaboration, community engagement, diversity, innovation, professionalism, health equity, and social justice.

Last revised: November 2018