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Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Health Behavior and Policy

Richmond, VA


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Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Commonwealth University / Department of Health Behavior and Policy is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Healthcare policy and research
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social and behavioral sciences

Earning Your Degree

Terminal master's degree available? No



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Evaluation of healthcare services and systems to enhance quality of care and patient safety outcomes; examination of chronic disease (e.g. cancer, HIV/AIDS) policies and practices to improve health outcomes and economic efficiency; impact of the uninsured, public insurance (such as Medicaid) and the safety net on access to care and the health of low-income, underserved, and foreign-born populations; the study of labor supply and healthcare coverage in response to health behaviors and shocks
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Dr. Lindsay Sabik
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 804-828-5217