The PhD program in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston with concentrations in population health and health policy prepares graduates as nurse leaders in addressing critical population health problems/conditions, and for leadership roles as policy analysts, researchers and educators. The program focuses on the intersection of nursing, population health, and health policy.
Upon completion of the PhD program, students will be able to:
- Analyze the historical, sociological, economic, political and nursing perspectives of population health problems and existing proposed health policies.
- Evaluate and critique health policies that influence the access, quality, and cost of healthcare services.
- Conduct theory-guided qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research that advances knowledge of population health problems and health policies.
- Influence the development of innovative solutions to population health problems and health policies at local, state, national and international levels.