The Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy offers PhD and MS degrees in health economics. Our multidisciplinary program offers rigorous training in microeconomics, econometrics, cost effectiveness analysis, welfare economics, public finance, epidemiology and health status measurement. Students in the program work closely with our world-renowned faculty, gaining the practical research experience needed to launch their careers. Our graduates are highly sought for their background in theoretical and empirical research, and often assume teaching and research positions at universities, in industry and government.
One of the distinguishing features of our program is that students have the opportunity to become graduate research fellows at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. The mission of the Schaeffer Center is to measurably increase value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public-sector engagement. Learn more about the Center here.