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The Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program emphasizes population-based, health outcomes and policy research. 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