MS

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

Julie Donohue
Professor, and co-director of MS and PhD programs
A613 Public Health
jdonohue@pitt.edu

Lindsay Sabik
Associate professor, and co-director of MS and PhD programs
A613 Public Health
lsabik@pitt.edu

Jessica Dornin**
Recruitment and academic affairs administrator
A631 Public Health
jld115@pitt.edu

**Jessica Dornin is on maternity leave. Please contact Ali Greenholt, Administrative Support
A659 Public Health
alg240@pitt.edu

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