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Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
This cross-disciplinary graduate Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics program from Rutgers University builds on existing strengths of the School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health, particularly in health economics, epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, collaborative health care, comparative effectiveness and US health care policy.


As a result, there is an increasing need for highly trained professionals who can provide expert analysis and research in health economics, including patient reported outcomes, economic modeling methodologies, and epidemiology. This need extends across the pharmaceutical industry, among healthcare providers, private payers, and within government agencies.

This new Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics program from Rutgers University responds to industry needs and increased demand for trained professionals to conduct research in health economics/outcomes, cost effectiveness, and health policy. Its interdisciplinary curriculum draws on considerable expertise at Rutgers University in economics, data analysis, biostatistics, health policy, and clinical research, and emphasizes the role of pharmaceuticals in the provision of health care. Graduates will have an integrated and comprehensive grounding in health outcomes research, epidemiology, health policy and practice in healthcare.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MS curriculum in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics will be able to:

  • Design, evaluate, interpret, and communicate the results of non-randomized, observational research for applications in health outcomes, health economics, and health policy research
  • Evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of individual biomedical research studies
  • Synthesize evidence for health policy decision makers to facilitate translation of interventions, applications, or programs
  • Use statistical and business software to analyze health outcomes, health care costs, health policy, and health economics
  • Work independently and as part of a team to conduct health outcomes and economics research (HEOR) projects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Systems & Policy
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Principles & Methods of Epidemiology
  • Health Care Economics
  • Biocomputing
  • Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Regression Methods for Public Health Studies
  • Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Public Health, Ethics & Law
  • Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • Clinical Trials: Design & Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • Cost-effectiveness in Public Health and Medicine
  • Evidence Based Literature Review
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management
  • Topics in Comparative Effectiveness

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Required from an accredited school in the US or Canada; GPA of 3.0 or higher; for applicants with a professional degree see “waivers for undergraduate degree transcript”
  • General Exam. Use GRE code 2567 to forward your GRE standardized test scores to the Rutgers School of Public Health (New Brunswick campus)
  • Two letters are required for Master's degree applicants. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28194 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
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