MS in Comparative Effectiveness Research
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field Bachelor's or health professional degree.
- Recommended Background Experience in the healthcare industry and college-level algebra.
- Grade Point Average Minimum of 2.75/4.00.
- Transcripts Applicants must submit transcripts from the institution where the most recent degree was earned.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21; 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 550 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), OR
- IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subcategories, OR,
- PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53 and Writing 56.
- Proficency test requirements may be waived under specific circumstances. Official scores must be reported directly from the testing service and must have been taken within the last two years.
- Personal Statement Required. Statement should explain why applicant is interested in the program.
- Resume or CV Required.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
- Course Work
|Required Courses (20 credit hours)|
or HPA 472
|Clinical Research Methods I|
|Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods|
|Ethics and Privacy Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research|
|Comparative Effectiveness Research|
|Comparative Effectiveness Research Project|
|Elective Courses (12 credit hours)|
|Select 12 hours from the following courses, or as approved by the department. Must take at least 6 hours of 500-level electives, excluding PSOP 595 and PSOP 596.|
|Principles of Economic Evaluations of Health Care Interventions|
|Concepts in Drug Development: From Bench to Bedside|
|Advanced Decision Analysis Techniques I|
or HPA 473
|Clinical Research Methods II|
|Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis|
|Departmental Seminar in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy|
- Students must have a 3.00/4.00 average or higher across all required and elective courses in the program.
- Students must pass a 6-credit-hour comparative effectiveness research project course (PSOP 592), for which they must conduct a CER-related project or research, write a report, and present findings in a public forum. Department faculty will serve as project advisors.