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Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety is a part-time or dual-degree program focusing on the theoretical and practical skills necessary for improving healthcare delivery systems as well as changing the policy landscape of our healthcare system.

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Master of Science in Health and Biomedical Informatics

This part-time degree program is geared primarily toward doctorally-prepared researchers who wish to gain additional experience in HBMI.

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Master of Science in Reproductive Science

This 18-month, full-time, terminal Master’s of Science degree program focuses on mammalian reproductive biology and medicine.

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Master of Science in Regulatory Compliance

An interdisciplinary professional program, Northwestern University’s MSRC addresses core areas of regulatory compliance, including risk management, quality systems, leadership, and communication skills. The MSRC curriculum focuses on these interdisciplinary core competencies while also stressing practical applications within the program’s three tracks: healthcare compliance, clinical research, and quality systems.

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH program is a part-time evening program designed to prepare health care professionals to be boundary spanners between clinical care and public health. Students typically complete four hours of classroom instruction per week, year round, for three years. This program is administered through the Feinberg Department of Preventive Medicine.

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Master in Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO)

The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center masters in Prosthetics & Orthotics Program (MPO) is a full-time, two-year (21-month) academic curriculum that prepares the graduate to enter an accredited residency program, sit for national certification examinations, and become a successful entry-level practitioner in prosthetics and orthotics.

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Master in Health Informatics (MHI)

Whether your background is in information technology, health care or the life sciences, the Master of Science in Medical Informatics program builds upon your expertise and prepares you for the challenges of the field. Graduates will have the skills to fill positions across the entire spectrum of health care delivery: in independent practice, hospitals and health systems, and through implementation of EHRs and providing models of health information exchange.

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Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research

The master of science in Health Services and Outcomes Research is a part-time program that provides interdisciplinary research training to students, fellows, residents and faculty who want to expand their research expertise and make contributions to the fields of health services and outcomes research. The program is geared toward physicians, PhDs, and experienced healthcare professionals, and aims equip graduates to investigate and address key issues related to the delivery and outcomes of healthcare.

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Master of Science in Health Communication

The master of science in Health Communication is a one-year program that prepares graduates to design, produce, analyze, and evaluate effective campaigns, policies, protocols, and media products in order to improve health and healthcare outcomes.

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Master of Genetic Counseling

This research-focused program offers students access to experienced and well-respected faculty, coursework that incorporates both the medical and psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling and an opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings.

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Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSB)

The Master of Science in Biostatistics is a four-quarter (July 1st – mid-June) program training postdoctoral and predoctoral scientists to apply current methods of epidemiology and biostatistics to conduct research on a range of health problems facing the population.

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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The master of science in Clinical Investigation is a part-time evening program that complements the Master's of Public Health program in providing education in quantitative and ethically sound methods necessary for design, implementation, analysis, and publication of clinical research studies.

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Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program

The Health Sciences Integrated Program (HSIP) offers doctoral student training across multiple disciplines within the Health Sciences.

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Clinical Psychology

The division of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a PhD and an MA degree.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Physical Therapy program is a 27-month program offered through the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement. Upon fulfilling degree requirements, students sit for the license examination.

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Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)

Four schools and 20 departments participate in this program that offers students a PhD in Neuroscience. Those enrolled work with faculty from the Graduate School, Feinberg School of Medicine, School of Speech and the School of Engineering. One of NUIN'goals is to provide the students with hands-on laboratory research.

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MD/PhD - Doctor of Medicine/PhD (Medical Scientist Training Program, MSTP)

The MSTP program allows students to work towards both an MD and PhD degree through the medical school and the Graduate School, respectively. Students are first admitted to the medical school before applying for the MSTP.

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Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences (DGP)

The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in the Life Sciences, formerly known as the Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (DGP), was established in 1990 to serve as an umbrella program for graduate student training in all basic science and clinical departments at the medical school. The program is designed to give its students flexibility in choosing courses, research interests, and thesis advisors at the medical school while offering them a strong foundation in the modern sciences. Students can earn a PhD degree in one of their nine curricula.

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Student Testimonials

Virginia Gallagher, Clinical Psychlgy PhD Prgram

Virginia Gallagher, Clinical Psychology PhD Program

The best part has been working with my research mentor, James Reilly. He strikes the perfect balance of providing sound guidance and expertise based on his years of experience as a clinician and scientist in neuropsychology but also allows, and encourages me, to pursue my own hypotheses and work with a sense of independence.

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Nahan Waldeck, Driskill Gradae Prgram in Life Sciences

Nathan Waldeck, Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

The strong research reputation of Northwestern is originally what attracted me to the program. I had particular interest in the DGP because of the translational research focus of many of the labs. Once I attended my interview weekend and saw the thriving research campus located in the middle of downtown Chicago, I was sold.

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Chrisine Pala Lewis-de ls Angeles, Medical Scienis Training Prgram

Christine Paula Lewis-de los Angeles, Medical Scientist Training Program

The faculty at Feinberg have been extremely supportive of me as an aspiring physician-scientist and parent. They have been there for me through both failed and successful experiments, every grant submission, challenging and rewarding patient cases on the wards, as well as through the milestones of my growing family. I know these mentoring relationships will last a lifetime.

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Caleb Sbbs, Driskill Gradae Prgram

Caleb Stubbs, Driskill Graduate Program

The faculty here are very involved and motivated to training graduate students. They push you to ask critical questions and perform rigorous research that will help you succeed at the next level.”

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