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.

Please direct questions about the MS program to:

Kitty Andert
Graduate Program Manager
MS Program:  hservms@u.washington.edu
(206) 616-2926


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Two Introductory Health Services Courses:

One from the following:

HSERV 511
Introduction to Health Services and Public Health (4)

HSERV 512
U.S. Health and Health Care I - Organization, Financing, and Delivery (3)


. . . and:

HSMGMT 514
Health Economics (4)


Two Courses in Epidemiology:

EPI 512
Epidemiologic Methods I  (4)

EPI 513
Epidemiologic Methods II  (4)


One Sequence of Courses in Biostatistics:

BIOST 511
Medical Biometry I  (4)

BIOST 512
Medical Biometry II  (4)

BIOST 513
Medical Biometry III  (4)


OR

BIOST 517
Applied Biostatistics I  (4)

BIOST 518
Applied Biostatistics II  (4)


Two HSERV Research Methods Courses from:

HSERV 521
Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research  (3)

HSERV 522
Health Program Evaluation (4)

HSERV 523
Advanced Health Services Research Methods I  (4)

HSERV 524
Advanced Health Services Research Methods II  (4)

HSERV 525
Advanced Health Services Research Methods III  (4)

HSERV 527
Survey Research Methods (4)

HSERV 583
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3)

HSERV 584
Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine (3)

HSERV 586
Medical Geography (3)


3 quarters of:

HSERV 592
Program Seminar (3 quarters of the same section)


and 9 credits of:

HSERV 700
Thesis