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MSPH Concentration in Outcomes Research

Hear from Dr. Theodoros Giannouchos, Program Director of the Master of Science in Public Health: Concentration in Outcomes Research.

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The health care field is placing increasing emphasis on the identification and measurement of clinical decision-making and cost/utility analysis. Continuing pressure for the development and measurement of both efficient and effective protocols and health care policies is the driving force underlying this emphasis. Increasingly, employers are seeking qualified analysts to study treatment effectiveness.

The Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Outcomes Research is designed for individuals to gain skills in evaluating the medical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of specific health care treatments. Our students include physicians who want to expand into clinical research to determine not only that a treatment works but that it is better than some alternatives after considering both cost and a patient's own treatment preferences. Our program also helps non-clinicians learn how to solve complicated modeling problems that may involve simulation or clinical process modeling

Graduates of this track can work in clinical settings, government agencies, managed care organizations, insurance companies, health associations, pharmaceutical firms, and consulting firms analyzing cost effectiveness, utilization, and treatment effectiveness. Graduates of our program have gained employment across the globe at places such as academic medical centers, the Food and Drug Administration or a pharmaceutical company. There is also the option of our dual MSPH/MD program.

Program Requirements

The MSPH with a concentration in Outcomes Research (Online) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Organization.

In this program you will develop skills with cool tools such as Treeage and AnyLogic.

Students in this track must complete 42 credit hours. This includes the MSPH Core, concentration requirements, electives and research project. Full-time students generally complete this degree in two years or less (four-to-five semesters). Part-time students may take at least six-to-eight semesters to complete.

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The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree and strong mathematics preparation. Applicants to this program must meet the general admission requirements for the Master of Science in Public Health degree program.

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