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In the midst of rapid transformation, the nation’s health care system is creating an abundance of new opportunities for graduate students who want to make an impact on health policy and law.

From ongoing cost-cutting initiatives to HIPAA changes to the Affordable Care Act, the central issues that you’ll examine in Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration program will prepare you for a leadership position in academic research, analysis, or health services research and administration.

This advanced degree program emphasizes skills in public health research and health services, as well as both quantitative and qualitative analysis. As a graduate, you’ll have the necessary skills to begin making rapid progress toward a Ph.D.

According to the National Science Foundation, Penn State consistently ranks among the top 15 major U.S. universities in research expenditures in science and engineering fields.