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Master of Science in Health Services

Students in the MS degree program pursue a curriculum that focuses on research methods in health services.

MS students are also encouraged to pursue certificates offered by programs in the School of Public Health. The MS degree program is often chosen by physicians and post-doctoral fellows and is sometimes undertaken as the first step toward a doctorate in Health Services.

Information on the application process is available on the MPH/MS Admission page


Please contact the Graduate Program Manager with questions about the MS program.

Kitty Andert
Graduate Program Manager
MS Program:
(206) 616-2926


Students must complete:
  • 63 credits total
including at least:
  • 27 course credits
    (All required courses must taken for a grade.)
  • 9 thesis credits
  • 3 quarters of the same Health Services program seminar


Two Introductory Health Services Courses:
One from the following:
Introduction to Health Services and Public Health (4)
U.S. Health and Health Care I - Organization, Financing, and Delivery (3)

. . . and:
Health Economics (4)

Two Courses in Epidemiology:
Epidemiologic Methods I  (4)
Epidemiologic Methods II  (4)

One Sequence of Courses in Biostatistics:
Medical Biometry I  (4)
Medical Biometry II  (4)
Medical Biometry III  (4)

Applied Biostatistics I  (4)
Applied Biostatistics II  (4)

Two HSERV Research Methods Courses from:
Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research  (3)
Health Program Evaluation (4)
Advanced Health Services Research Methods I  (4)
Advanced Health Services Research Methods II  (4)
Advanced Health Services Research Methods III  (4)
Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health  (4)
Survey Research Methods (4)
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3)
Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine (3)
Medical Geography (3)

3 quarters of:
Program Seminar (3 quarters of the same section)

and 9 credits of: