Program of Study - Master's in Health Outcomes Research
Master's of Science in Health Outcomes Research (MSHR) students will take the following courses and thesis credits to meet the requirements for graduation. Full-time students typically take 9-12 credits per semester. All graduate students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to remain in good standing and be eligible for graduation. Individual course descriptions may be found in the college catalog.
- > PAD 725 Econometrics
- > PAD 615 Pharmacoeconomics and Health Policy
- > PAD 635 Quantitative Analysis I
- > PAD 605 US and Global Healthcare Systems
- > PAD 636 Statistical Programming
- > PSC 672 Experimental Design and Data Analysis
- > PAD 610 Health Economics
- > PAD 693/BHS 810 Introduction to Epidemiology
- > PAD 741 Health Informatics
- > PAD 733 Master’s Thesis I & II
The master’s thesis is a collaborative research effort between the student and a mentor chosen by the student. Thesis advisors and a thesis committee composed of graduate faculty are typically chosen in the fall or early spring of the first year of full time study. It is expected that research work begins in the first year, continues through the summer and culminates in a thesis defense, typically at the end of the second year.
Examples of past thesis topics include:
- > Economic evaluation of nanotechnology for treating cancer
- > Outcomes assessment of biologics
- > Public health study of water related diseases in Jordan
- > Study of supplements and their effects on pregnancies
- > Obesity and the effects on coronary thrombosis
- > Obesity and the effects on high blood pressure in young adults
Up to nine (9) credit hours of graduate coursework may be transferred to ACPHS from other accredited academic institutions, subject to the approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. To be considered for transfer credit, courses must have been taken within the past seven (7) years and only grades of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit. Courses graded on a pass/fail basis will not be accepted for transfer credit.
Students will need to submit an official transcript showing the course number and title, the number of credit hours, when it was taken and the grade received. Students may also need to submit a course description and/or syllabus.
For more information about graduate education at ACPHS, please contact:
Director of Pharmacy and Graduate Admissions
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 694-7149 or (888) 203-8010