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  School of Public Health 2018-2020 Degree Requirements Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics  

Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics


The master of science (M.S.) in health outcomes, policy, and economics is designed to offer students expertise in health care analysis. This M.S. degree program responds to industry needs and increased demand for trained professionals to conduct research in health economics/outcomes, cost effectiveness, and health policy. Its interdisciplinary curriculum draws on considerable expertise at Rutgers University in economics, data analysis, biostatistics, health policy, and clinical research, and emphasizes the role of pharmaceuticals in the provision of health care. Graduates will have an integrated and comprehensive grounding in health outcomes research, epidemiology, health policy, and practice in health care.

M.S. IN HEALTH OUTCOMES, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Students seeking the M.S. in health outcomes, policy, and economics degree must complete 39 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than 6 credits bearing grades less than B, and complete the degree requirements within five years. This coursework is distributed as follows:

  • 10 credits in core areas of public health (PHCO 0501: Health Systems and Policy [3 credits]; PHCO 0502: Principles and Methods of Epidemiology [3 credits]; PHCO 0504: Introduction to Biostatistics [3 credits]; and PHCO 0514 Public Health Foundations for MS-HOPE [1 credit])
  • 12 credits of required courses in health outcomes

  • 6 credits of required courses in health economics and policy

  • 6 credits of elective courses

  • 6 credits of a capstone project
 
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