The Health Services Research Master of Public Health program provides training in the scientific foundations of the multidisciplinary field of health services research (HSR). HSR studies the interplay of financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, social factors, and personal behaviors which affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and quantity and quality of life.
Our HSR students develop sophisticated analytic and research skills, as well as an understanding of the environmental, social and ethical factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community. Students are trained as scientists and prepared for careers where they develop and evaluate new approaches to improving public health.
Didactic course work is required in health policy, economics, econometrics, biostatistics and public health. While health services research is grounded in theory, the discipline exists to perform research that can be applied by physicians, nurses, health managers and administrators, and other professionals who make management and policy decisions, or who deliver care in the health care system. The culmination of this degree program is a project in the form of a peer-reviewed, publishable paper. Students are prepared to conduct research studies that examine outcomes at the individual, family, organizational, institutional, community, and population level.
To apply to the MPH program, please follow the standard MPH admissions process and instructions. Applications are accepted online through www.sophas.org. Learn more
|Required MPH Core Credits
|Applied Biostatistics I
|Occupational & Environmental Health
|Social & Behavioral Factors & Health
|Health Systems & Management
|Foundations in Public Health
Required Concentration Courses
|Health Care Economics
|SAS Database Design and Management
|Methods in Health Services Research I
|Methods in Health Services Research II
|Foundations in HSR - Seminar
|MPH Capstone Project
|Total Program Credits
Sample Schedule and Updated MPH-HSR Information Packet (as of April 2014)
The following sample schedule and information packet are designed to assist students in planning their course of study at the Colorado School of Public Health. The number of credits in a given semester, the order in which the required courses are taken, and the courses that are taken to meet the concentration requirements can vary.
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Course descriptions and additional courses are available in Course Options.