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Master of Science in Health Services Research and Policy

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.

Careers

  • Policy Analyst
  • Government (local, state, national)
  • Policy positions with non-profit organizations
  • Academia (project coordinator)

Competencies

Graduates will be able to:

  • Comprehend and effectively analyze published research in health services research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic policy and management ideas and how they affect populations and the distribution of health and disease in human populations
  • Summarize and present health services research orally and in writing
  • Conduct all aspects of a research project, including analyzing data, and interpreting research results

 Requirements

  • 42 credits
  • Coursework in statistics and research methods
  • Coursework in foundations of public health
  • MS thesis

Contacts

Nicholas Castle
Professor
Director, Doctoral Program
A610 Crabtree Hall
412-383-7043
castlen@pitt.edu

Jessica Dornin
Doctoral Program Coordinator
A668 Crabtree Hall
412-624-3625
jld115@pitt.edu

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