The Master of Science in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration (MS-HSRPA) program focuses on the research and analytic methods underlying evidence-based decision making. Both programs train students to collect and analyze data from multiple sources of health data to determine what works best for whom under what conditions.
- Plan A: Outcomes Research focuses on studies that examine the effects of health care treatments, interventions, and the organization, on patients and societal outcomes. Plan A prepares individuals for roles in research environments that examine health treatments and patient outcomes.
- Plan B: Health Intelligence and Analytics focuses on studies that examine the causes and correlates of health outcomes, quality and costs in organizational and policy contexts, such as public reporting and payment policies. The Health Care Intelligence and Analytics prepares graduates for roles in developing the evidence in research, clinical, business, and policy environments.