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  School of Public Health 2020-2022 Master of Science (M.S.) Programs Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics Curriculum  


Master of Science (M.S.) Curriculum (40 credits) - Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics

Students seeking the M.S. in health outcomes, policy, and economics degree must complete 40 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0; earn no more than 6 credits bearing grades less than B; and complete the degree requirements within five years. Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (10 credits)
  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0514 - Public Health Foundations for MS-HOPE (1 credit)
CAPSTONE (6 credits)
  • HOPE 9511 Capstone Project
  • HOPE 9512 Capstone Project II


  • BIST 0535 - Biostatistical Computing
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods

  • HOPE 9511 - Economic Modeling of Pharmaceuticals and Other Interventions (2 credits)
  • HOPE 9512 - Outcome Research Operations (1 credit)


  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • EPID 0591 - Topics in Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Care
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • EPID 0672 - Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management
  • 30:725:488 - Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology
  • HSAP 0545 - Cost Effectiveness in Public Health and Medicine
  • HSAP 0614 - Health Services and Policy Research Methods
  • HSAP 0663 - Issues in Private and Public Health Insurance
  • IDST 6400 - Evidence-Based Literature Review
PHCO, BIST, EPID, and HSAP courses are Rutgers School of Public Health courses.
Courses with the 30 prefix are Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy courses.
Courses with IDST prefix are Rutgers School of Health Professions courses.

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