U.S. Health Track Requirements
Supporting interdisciplinary professionals to become innovators in U.S. health care
We witness amazing advances in health care all the time. However, despite these transformative improvements, health care in the United States still costs too much, and quality and access are not assured. The issues facing health care are so complex and broad that they require a robust, multi-disciplinary approach and a willingness to explore new models to fully deal with them. The University of Chicago has recognized this and has therefore created a unique health policy and administration program that draws on students and faculty from business, law, medicine, policy, and social services.
I now truly believe that the best, most innovative, and impactful solutions have to come from interdisciplinary teams that build on the strengths of different healthcare fields.
– Alumnus, Booth/Pritzker
The Required Course Sequence
- Introduction to U.S. Health Policy and Politics taken during the Spring Quarter of 1st year
- Key Issues in Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Case Studies Approach taken during Spring Quarter of 2nd year
- Two health electives* from a campus wide list of approved electives
*SSA Clinical Track students must take a third elective related to finance or administration.
For more information regarding the GPHAP Capstone Course, Key Issues in Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Case Studies Approach (SSA 46622), click here.
In addition to the coursework describe above, all GPHAP students must fulfill the core requirements of their respective schools, a practicum, and also co-curricular activities. Learn more about the GPHAP program as a whole by clicking here.