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Health Services and Systems Research

Boston University

M.Sc.
12 months
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54720 USD/year
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About

The MS in Health Services and Systems Research program at Boston University provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct both primary and secondary research on clinical, scientific, and other issues related to the delivery of health services within health care systems, industry, and/or other parts of the health care sector.

Overview

Coursework provides grounding in relevant research methods and theoretical approaches, and culminates in a major paper analyzing existing literature and/or data to generate new insights. Health Services and Systems Research students at Boston University also are required to develop advanced skills in either qualitative or quantitative research methods. Proficiency in communicating research findings is also emphasized, as is training in the essentials of project management.

Eligibility

Students entering the program should have completed two years of full-time work experience in the health care field (or be in an approved dual degree program) and have completed a graduate-level course in biostatistics. Applications from students with no formal graduate coursework in biostatistics will be considered and students provisionally accepted will be expected to complete this requirement prior to starting the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Research Theory & Design 
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Health and Health Services Research
  • Qualitative Methods for Public Health and Health Services Research 
  • Comparative Health Systems and Policy in Industrialized and BRIC Countries
  • Contemporary Theoretical & Empirical Issues in Health Services

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • CV or Résumé
  • Supplemental Application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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