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We are glad you are interested in applying to the Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program. 

Most applicants to the master of science program have completed a doctorate degree in a health-related field (e.g., MD/DO, PhD, DNP, PharmD) or have a master's degree plus two to three years of research or relevant healthcare-related experience. Certificate applicants should have at least two to three years of research experience (graduate or professional).

Applicants who wish to enter the program to take courses for professional development are considered Non-Degree Special Students. These applicants should follow the instructions for the certificate program.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines for MS/ND programs:

Winter 2024: 11/06/2023 by 11:59PM

Spring 2024: 2/05/2024 by 11:59pm

Summer 2024: 4/29/2024 by 11:59pm

Fall 2024: 7/08/2024 by 11:59pm



Hybrid Instruction

Northwestern University strives to provide access to its online degree programs to all students. While we will do our best to provide access, students must be aware that they may not be able to access course material due to technology or internet limitations. To that end, students are advised that they must meet the following technology requirements:
  • Students are required to have a laptop that meets or exceeds university requirements, with a working webcam and microphone for synchronous sessions.
  • Students are required to have access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection of at least 5 Mbps. While students can connect via Wi-Fi, we highly recommend using a wired internet connection, as faster internet connections improve the online experience.

International Applications

Student visa eligibility requires full-time academic enrollment. The one-year master of science schedule can meet this requirement if a student supplements the required curriculum with additional electives. Prospective international applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program as early as possible to learn about eligibility and program requirements. All international applications must be received by Dec. 15 of the year before the program's summer start date.
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