Hybrid Format & Curriculum
Learn about our program's unique hybrid format.
Courses are offered in a hybrid format — both online and in person — which accommodates students from diverse geographies and those with clinical or other full-time obligations. Approximately 20 percent of current master’s students reside outside of Illinois. See our Master’s Curriculum page for this year’s on-campus schedule.
Most course material is accessible remotely, while all students convene for in-person coursework once per quarter. During these on-campus periods, students participate in class sessions, engage with instructors and classmates and attend professional development activities.
Courses use technology and digital platforms to expand and enhance classroom instruction. HSOR faculty employ videoconferencing, lecture capture software and online applications to deliver instruction and connect with students.
Upcoming Residency Dates
|July 5-7, 2023
|Sept 18-21, 2023
|Jan 10-12, 2024
|April 22-24, 2024
|July 10-12, 2024
|Sept 16-19, 2024
|Jan 8-10, 2025
|April 21-23, 2025
In addition to coursework, all master’s students complete a Capstone Project, an independent research project designed and conducted over the course of the degree under the guidance of mentors and academic advisers.ABOUT THE CAPSTONE
The program offers two graduate certificate options that provide more targeted training for individuals who do not wish to pursue a full master's degree.
Provides targeted training for scientists and clinicians who wish to expand their knowledge of research methods and design.
Contemporary Issues Certificate
Traditional campus format; aims to familiarize students with the contemporary challenges and areas of inquiry in the fields of health services and outcomes research.