Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

Feinberg School of Medicine

Health Services and Outcomes Research


Wieboldt Hall, 6th Floor

339 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Health Services and Outcomes Research

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The United States faces significant challenges in the translation of basic biomedical research into practice as well as in the substantive redesign of the healthcare delivery system to achieve cost-effective, high quality, and safe healthcare. The two-year, part-time, Master of Science degree program offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and applied training to individuals who have completed an MD or PhD, or have at least 5-7 years of healthcare related experience, to fulfill the need in the field of health services and outcomes research. The program includes courses in: • Health Economics and Healthcare Financing • Health Services Research Methods and Measurement • Disparities in Healthcare • Writing and Peer Review for Publication • Biostatistics and Epidemiology • Ethical Issues in Health Services Research


Northwestern University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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