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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 19, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Health Services Research and Policy, MS


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The Master of Science in Health Services Research and Policy program prepares graduates for positions in health services research and policy, analytics and also prepares them for higher level education (such as a PhD). Graduates will be prepared to conduct research on policy issues affecting the organization, financing, and delivery of health care and public health services.

The MS requires a minimum of 42 credits. The program includes coursework in statistics and research methods as well as foundations in public health. Students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam given during the second year and submit and successfully defend a master’s thesis.

Area of Focus Courses


Students work with their academic advisor to identify an area of focus with at least 11 credits that focuses on a discipline or area of interest.

Elective Courses


Students add electives as recommended by academic advisors to earn total credits required for the degree program.

Total Credits: 42


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