Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Master of Implementation Science


Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

6525 North Sheridan Road

Maywood, IL 60153

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Implementation Science

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Implementation Science program is designed to train a community of experts who will apply
their skills and knowledge to moving research findings and best evidence into ongoing daily practice to
improve health outcomes, provide equitable health care, and deliver high quality care. This is a multi-and inter-disciplinary program that requires the involvement of a team including the members of the service/program that will be affected, the patients or participants in the program,administrators, leaders and other champions who will support changes to improve outcomes.


  • The MS in Implementation Science requires 31 total credit hours (which includes 6 hours of Field Practicum experience).
  • The degree offers full-time enrollment  -  Average time to completion (full-time): 2 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment  -  Average time to completion (part-time) 3-4 years
  • Courses are offered online, or in a hybrid format.


Loyola University Health System is part of Trinity Health. Partnering with Trinity Health our students and graduates can work can directly with leaders, administrators and front-line staff to improve care. In addition, the IMS program has partnerships with community organizations including Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, Advocate and Amita Health Systems, Near North Health Corporation, and Heartland Health Alliance. Further, Loyola’s involvement in the Research Data Network in Chicago (CAPriCORN) offers additional opportunities for partnership and implementation activities.


The program utilizes methods, theories and applied strategies from across multiple disciplines. In addition to a set of core courses, this program will draw from courses and faculty across a number of existing programs including nursing, education, social work, information sciences, public health, and psychology.

Students in the MS in Implementation Science programs will gain the following knowledge
and skills:

•  Understand the need and value of implementation science as a means of moving best practice
and evidence into routine care and service delivery to improve outcomes.
•  Able to apply different models of implementation science and use appropriate research methods
to implement evidence into ongoing practice.
•  Measure the impact and success of implementation using strategies such as program evaluation,
outcomes measurement, and use of large clinical and administrative databases.
•  Develop skills working with multidisciplinary teams including clinicians/providers, leadership/
administration, other researchers, and patients to disseminate and implement evidence-based
care and practices.


• STUDENT ORGANIZATION: Student Committee on InterProfessional Education SCIPEC)
• SERVICE LEARNING: You will have opportunities to participate in an International Service Immersions as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Health Sciences and Public Health.


Our faculty are experts in their fields. All hold advanced degrees (PhD, MD, DrPH, or JD). They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests, and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty. Expertise includes health services research, public health, nursing, health informatics, and other disciplines.


•  A baccalaureate degree in a field relevant to the discipline: social sciences (psychology, sociology), health sciences medicine, nursing, public health, social work, pharmacy), or health care administration from an accredited university or college
•  Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
•  Overall GPA (3.0 or higher), and discipline-specific GPA (3.0 or higher)
•  A letter of intent, or statement of purpose, describing why you wish to apply for the MS degree and your future career plans
•  Two letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty members (Master’s degree or higher) who can speak to the likelihood of academic success
• While not necessary, the GRE taken in the past 4 years can be considered


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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