Students' Voices

“My Health Services family of support includes excellent faculty mentors, attentive staff, and outstanding fellow students. I am in my 5th year in the PhD program (ABD) and I am amazed at how I am still continually pushed to achieve and learn more ways to become a more competent health services researcher and manager.”

  • Deborah S. Ling Grant
  • MPH, MBA-Ph.D. Program, 5th Year
  • Spring 2012

“The UCLA Health Services department provides a supportive and challenging environment for learning about the complicated US healthcare system.  As a student interested in health policy, I have found UCLA to be an incredible place to interact with people who are actively working to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  I have also been very impressed by both the expertise provided by professors and their willingness to meet with MPH students to discuss career goals.  Specifically, Dr. Roby's dedication to providing professional training and advice, plus his great sense of humor, has made the MPH program very worthwhile.  I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to be exposed to those leading the way to a more coordinated, sensible healthcare system.”

  • Jessica Jew
  • MPH Policy
  • June 2012

My department does an excellent job providing opportunities to connect with the real world and creating a network with high-level healthcare executives.

  • Stephen Lee
  • MPH
  • Jun. 2014

I chose UCLA not only because of its top tier reputation, its active and engaged professors, and a curriculum that I felt confident would give me the skills to succeed in public health, but also because of the research and extracurricular opportunities outside of the classroom that I felt confident would help me grow personally and professionally. The fact that it's minutes from the beach with gorgeous weather didn't hurt either!

  • Mac MacCullough
  • PhD
  • Dec. 2013

“The faculty at UCLA SPH are top notch. There is a great blend of academic intellect and real-world know how to provide well-rounded perspectives of sound public health practices.”

  • Sara Zhuozhi Lin
  • 2nd year DrPH student in Health Services
  • 2014

“It is through the great learning experience provided me in the doctoral program that I hope to contribute in increasing access and quality of health for the poorest out there in the world who need it the most.”

  • Nadim Ouladi
  • Ph.D.
  • 2012

Because UCLA has many professors who are prominent leaders in healthcare management, I knew I would not only learn a lot in the classroom but would also have networking opportunities that would not be available for me at other schools or programs.

  • Marisa Tamaru
  • MPH
  • 2009

“For me the decision was clear. The Health Services program at UCLA offers a convincing package: awesome academics, vast career opportunities and remarkable student camaraderie.”

  • Eric Morley
  • MPH
  • 2009

"After majoring in Public Health as an undergraduate, I knew I wanted to pursue my graduate studies in Health Policy and Administration. I chose UCLA because of its prestige and faculty."

  • Emery Chen
  • MPH
  • 2009

"When I first learned about the MPH in Health Policy & Management, I knew its comprehensive nature would help me gain the managerial skills I'd need to have a lot of job opportunities available to me after graduation."

  • Dori Greenwald-Triplett
  • MPH
  • 2008