Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Health Services and Outcomes Research Graduate Program

Health Services Research + Outcomes Research

The recent major reform of US healthcare policy poses many challenges for the healthcare system. Health services and outcomes research can play a crucial role in informing the policymaking process, developing clinical practice improvements, reducing disparities and costs, and shaping the future organization and delivery of healthcare.

Northwestern’s Graduate Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research trains clinicians to:

Executive Master of Science and Certificate Programs

The Health Services and Outcomes Research Graduate Program is unique in the country for the applied interdisiplinary research training it offers physicians, medical fellows, and healthcare professionals. In 2016 the program begins its new executive format, which allows students outside Chicago to earn the degree or certificate in one or two years while remaining situated at their home institution or workplace. Through online learning and quarterly visits to Northwestern's Chicago campus, students can fulfill clinical and other professional obligations while pursuing a degree that will impact their research careers. Explore the site to learn more about the program's executive hybrid model.

graphic showing annual schedule with four on campus meetings

The program overview above depicts the annual schedule for students pursuing the one-year, full-time master's degree. Part-time students take courses over two years following the same executive meeting pattern. They take about half the number of courses in year one and complete their research projects in year two.

Program Offerings

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Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Online Application Opens Sept. 1st

January 28, 2018
1st Round Summer 2018 Applications

April 15, 2018
Summer 2018 Application Deadline

2017-2018 Chicago Residency Dates

July 24-27, 2017
Sept. 25-28, 2017
January 10-12, 2018
April 23-25, 2018

2018-2019 Chicago Residency Dates

July 23-26, 2018
Sept. 24-27, 2018
January 9-11, 2019
April 22-24, 2019

Contact Us

For more information on health services and outcomes research educational opportunities, contact Emily McElroy.

Emily McElroy
HSOR Program Coordinator
Center for Education in Health Sciences
633 N Saint Clair Street, 18th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611