Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics

Rutgers University

12 months
17766 USD/year
17766 USD/year
9029 USD/year
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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

    17766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17766 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17766 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9029 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9029 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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