Institute of Graduate Education

Health Management PhD

About Us

The need to make the health system human-centered, effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable around the world, continues to increase...

Istinye University Health Management PhD Program was opened in the Fall semester of the 2021-2022 Academic Year with the mission of contributing to meeting the need to strengthen the health system on a national and international scale.

The aim of our program is to train scientists with high academic and scientific competence who will contribute to the strengthening of the health system through education, research, policy-making and leadership in health services organizations.

The vision of our program is to be one of the internationally leading PhD programs in Health Management.

Strengthening the health system requires determining and evaluating its performance, in addition to its basic functions such as the provision and financing of health services, as well as its intermediate goals, including equity in access and use of quality health services, and its final goals, which include improving the health level of the society, protection against financial risk and the efficiency of the system. Health policies also play a key role in this process. It is also a fact that social determinants have a strong impact on health. In order for our graduates to make maximum contribution to the strengthening of the multidimensional and complex health system as scholars, researchers, policy makers and leaders in health services organizations, it requires the development of the competence to reach and criticize interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge and to reach and evaluate new syntheses by conducting scientific research in line with ethical principles. 

The course plan of our program has been prepared in the light of these realities. In our course plan, in addition to the compulsory courses consisting of management and organizational theories, health policy analysis, health economics, scientific research and ethics, advanced research methods and seminar, there are also many elective courses that allow specialization. The elective course pool includes specific courses related to healthcare organizations management, health informatics, health policy and economics, and research methods. Our students can also take elective courses from other PhD programs within our University to develop their interdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program is suitable for everyone, whether continuing their career in the health sector or not, who want to make an active contribution to the health system, which has a direct and indirect impact on our health, social and economic situation, to be more human-centered, effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable...

Prof. Dr. Hacer ÖZGEN NARCI
Health Management PhD Program Coordinator