PhD Health Economics

Program Director: Andrew Friedson, Ph.D., Department of Economics
Program Co-Director: Marcelo Perraillon, Ph.D., Health Systems, Management & Policy

The Ph.D. in Health Economics is designed to train scientists to engage in modern economic research related to questions pertinent to the health care sector and to personal and public health. Students take courses both from the Economics Department, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and from the Health Systems, Management & Policy (HSMP) Department, which is housed in the Colorado School of Public Health. The ECON coursework grounds students in rigorous economic theory and modern statistical methods, whereas the HSMP coursework connects students to institutional details of the health care sector, administrative data methods, grant writing, and the development of interdisciplinary health care research.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Health Economics faculty advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

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$17,511 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Jun 2024

Start Month

May 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • June 2024
  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time