Health Services Research and Policy, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Health Services Research and Policy

24 months
49662 USD/year
49662 USD/year
29266 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Health Services Research and Policy program from the University of Pittsburgh prepares graduates for positions in health services research and policy, analytics and also prepares them for higher level education (such as a PhD). 


Graduates in the Health Services Research and Policy program at the University of Pittsburgh will be prepared to conduct research on policy issues affecting the organization, financing, and delivery of health care and public health services.

The field of public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of communities and populations around the world. The underlying mission of public health is to improve the conditions and behaviors that affect health so that all people can attain it. 

That mission includes not only the practice of public health policy, but the research of public health issues and the education of future leaders who eventually will translate that research into practices and policies to improve the health of people regionally, nationally, and globally.


  • Policy analyst
  • Government (local, state, national)
  • Policy positions with non-profit organizations
  • Academia (project coordinator)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health Policy And Management In Public Health
  • Policy And Decision Making For Public Health Emergencies And Bioterrorism
  • Comparative Global Health Systems And Policy
  • Current Issues In Health Law
  • Organization Studies: Theory And Applications To Health Care Systems
  • Financial Management Foundations Health Care And Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission to the Department of Health Policy and Management are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health.  
  • Please note, SOPHAS submits applications to Pitt Public Health only after all required materials are received. Applicants who have submitted applications may track their status online. 
  • In addition, all applicants are required to submit both the general statement and objectives requested in the application and may submit an optional writing sample. Interviews are typically required as part of the application review process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49662 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    49662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49662 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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