The Master of Science (MS-HSVR) program is Health Services Research, Policy and Administration provides training in the scientific foundations of the multidisciplinary field of health services research. Health services research studies the interplay of social factors, health technologies, and personal behaviors affecting access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and the quantity and quality of life. The program trains scientists who can implement and assist with the development of health services research studies, while meeting the rigors of the scientific community.
About the Program
The Department works closely with the school of public health Office of Student Affairs to recruit and admit qualified candidates. Prospective students should review the program admission requirements and procedures. Applications are accepted online, through the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School. Learn more.
Tuition and fees are published by the Colorado School of Public Health and University of Colorado Denver Bursar. Students are eligible for financial aid through the university. Learn more.
MS students have access to resources and support offered through the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School. Students are expected to comply with Graduate School policies and procedures during the duration of their program. Learn more.
The MS program is offered on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the nation's newest health care city. Learn more.
||SAS Design and Management
||Social and Behavioral Factors & Health
||Ethics in Research
||Clinical Outcomes & Applications
||Introduction to Health Policy Analysis & Communication
||Health Care Economics
||Grant Writing for Pub. Health. Prof
||Health Services Research Applications
||Foundations in HSR Seminar
||Methods in Health Services Research I
||Methods in Health Services Research II
||Foundations in Public Health
*PUBH 6600 is required for students without a public health background.
Demonstrate breadth of HSR theoretical and conceptual knowledge by applying alternative models from a range of relevant disciplines.
Apply in-depth disciplinary knowledge and skills relevant to health services research.
Apply knowledge of the structures, performance, quality, policy, and environmental context of health and health care to formulate solutions for health policy problems.
Pose innovative and important health service research questions, informed by systematic reviews of the literature, stakeholder needs, and relevant theoretical and conceptual models.
Select appropriate interventional, observational, or qualitative study designs to address specific health services research questions.
Know how to assemble secondary data from existing public and private sources.
Use conceptual models and operational measures to specify study constructs for a health services research question and develop variables that reliably and validly measure these constructs.
Implement research protocols with standardized procedures that ensure reproducibility of the science.
Use appropriate analytical methods to clarify associations between variables and to delineate casual inferences.
- Understand the importance of collaborating with stakeholders, such as policymakers, organizations, and communities to plan, conduct, and translate health services research into policy and practice.
|Sample Schedule and Updated MS-HSVR 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.