Master of Science (MS)

Health Services Research, Policy & Administration

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Translate data into evidence for improving health care.

The Master of Science (MS) in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration offers students a rigorous curriculum to use analytics and research to drive evidence-based health care decisions and improve population health.

Prepare for a career as a health data analyst.

Analytics allows us to use data to inform the allocation of health services, development of policy and the business of healthcare. Our graduates learn how to collect, manage, analyze, interpret, and communicate data to improve population health.

This 34-credit program can be completed in just one year for full-time students, and has flexible part-time options to meet students’ scheduling needs and professional aspirations, including a selection of both on-campus and online courses. Students gain a firm understanding of the structure and delivery of health care and the determinants of health, along with the research, analytic, and communication skills to make positive changes in population health. Through a final project, students apply the methods of health data analytics and their classroom learning to a real world public health problem.

Why Minnesota?

  • Location: The School of Public Health is located within the Academic Health Center and a research university, allowing for collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to learning.
  • Flexibility: The time to complete the degree is flexible and can be tailored to your needs. While it can be completed in as little as 12 months, you can also take longer to fit your schedule.
  • Personal attention: Our program is supported by a very strong and accessible faculty that leads in health services research, research methods, health policy, and health care management.
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