Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Health Services and Outcomes Research Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) prepares physicians and clinical health professionals for careers in academic medicine, and non-clinicians for careers in academia, health systems, and research and policy organizations. The degree can be completed in one or two years from anywhere in the country.

Develop your research skills, writing, and career with an interdisciplinary cohort of students and dedicated full-time program faculty who are actively engaged in research.

Health services and outcomes research examines the cost, quality, and accessibility of health care and plays a crucial role in improving clinical practice, informing health policy, reducing disparities and costs, and shaping the future organization and delivery of healthcare. For physicians who want to pursue academic careers, the MS in HSOR is an alternative to other degrees that focus on the translational investigation of medical treatments and services (MSCI) and on population health research and programmatic interventions (MPH).

Program Offerings

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Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

February 5, 2018
1st Round Summer 2018 Applications

May 7, 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

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