M.S. Curriculum, Health Outcomes & Policy

The M.S. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Health Outcomes & Policy is a minimum 33-credit-hour degree program. The curriculum is composed of:

Course Title Credit
Core – Select 6 courses (15 credit hours)
GMS 6822 Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes II 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6851 Fundamentals of Dissemination & Implementation Research 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6052
-or-
STA 6166
-or-
PHC 6050
Introduction to Biostatistical Methods
-or-
Statistical Methods in Research I
-or-
Biostatistical Methods
3 Letter-grade
PHC 6053
-or-
STA 6167
Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences
-or-
Statistical Methods in Research II
3 Letter-grade
GMS 6885 Translational Health Research Design 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7887 Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics Policy Seminar 1 S/U Letter-grade
Methods – Select 3 courses (6-9 credit hours)
GMS 6803 Data Science in Clinical Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6826 Advanced Design and Methodology for Case – Control Studies in Clinical Research 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6829 Longitudinal Research Design 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6832 Economic Methods for Evaluating Value in Health 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6844 Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Designs for Community Settings 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6846 Meta-Analysis in Clinical, Health Services Research and Public Health 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6937 Design & Conduct of Clinical Trials (Previously GMS 6818-2 credits) GMS 6819 No longer Offered 3 Letter-grade
Outcomes & Policy – Select 1 course (3 credits)
GMS 6833 Health Outcomes in Vulnerable Populations 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6834 Health Policy and Formulation of Payment Mechanisms for Health Care 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6835 Health Policy Issues in Children’s Health 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6812 Cancer Health Outcomes Assessment 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6802 Examining Health Outcomes for Chronic Diseases in Clinical & Community-Based Research 3 Letter-grade
Translational – Select 2 courses (4-credit hours)
GMS 6852 Community Engaged Research for Clinical Effectiveness & Implementation Science Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6853 Improvement and Implementation Science in Learning Health System 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6854 Applied Topics in Clinical Effectiveness Research 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6893 Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series 2 Letter-grade
GMS 7093 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research 2 Letter-grade
Capstone Mentored Research Experience – (6 credit hours)
GMS 6905 Independent Studies in Medical Sciences (Non-Thesis Eligible) – Pending Approval 6  Letter-grade
GMS 6971 Research for Master’s Thesis (Thesis Eligible)- ONLY Option as of 4/23/2018 6  Letter-grade
Total 33-37 credits