12 months
41442 USD/year
41442 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) at Northwestern University prepares physicians and clinical health professionals for careers in academic medicine and non-clinicians for careers in academia, health systems and research and policy organizations. 


The degree's flexible, hybrid format allows full- or part-time study and accommodates students residing outside the Chicago area.

As a student in the Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program at Northwestern University, you will learn to:

  • Conduct methodologically sound research
  • Create and disseminate new knowledge aimed at improving health services and outcomes
  • Secure grant funding to support your research
  • Ultimately, your research will identify more effective ways to organize, finance and deliver patient care to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

    The program offers a master's degree and graduate certificates: the Master of Science provides essential methods and topical instruction for conducting independent health services research, and two graduate certificates provide more targeted training for individuals who do not wish to pursue a full master's degree.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers 
    • Topics in Health Services Research: Methods and Measurement
    • Quantitative Methods in Health Services and Outcomes Research
    • Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
    • Ethical Issues in Health Services Research
    • Grant Writing
    • Intermediate Biostatistics

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 SCH



    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Student insurance

    Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

    • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
    • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
    • Liability
    • Home contents and baggage
    • Accidents
    • Legal aid

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Northwestern University Graduate School online application
    • Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Letters should be submitted electronically via The Graduate School online application. In the recommendation section of the application, applicants enter the details for each letter provider, and the system will send an email prompt to that individual with a link to upload the recommendation letter.
    • Writing Sample
    • Transcripts
    • CV: Submit your most recent curriculum vitae via the "Resume" section of The Graduate School online application.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      41442 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      41442 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.

    Living costs for Evanston

    1100 - 1500 USD /month
    Living costs

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


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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