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The Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program emphasizes population-based, health services delivery and outcomes and policy research. Health services research examines how people get access to healthcare, how much care costs and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Outcomes research evaluates the effectiveness of health care interventions through changes in outcomes such as improvements in patient functional status, satisfaction with care, morbidity, and mortality. Data collected from outcomes research provide patients, health care providers, and payers of health services information about what does and does not work in real life settings.

Areas of specialization include: pharmacoeconomics, health services research, pharmacoepidemiology, health behavior and risk.

Financial support: A tuition waiver, an annual stipend of $25,000 and health insurance is provided to full-time students.

Average time to graduation: 4 to 5 years