Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Sciences

Saint Louis University’s online master’s program and post-graduate certificate in health outcomes research and evaluation sciences will prepare you to conduct health outcomes research, health services research and program evaluations.

About the Program

Offered by Saint Louis University’s Center for Health Outcomes Research, these online programs in health outcomes research and evaluation sciences accommodates the busy schedules of working professionals nationwide. The curriculum allows you to explore theory, develop technical skills and apply your new knowledge in work settings.

Goals of the Program

As a student in this program, you’ll learn to:

  • Design, analyze and report results coming from clinical interventions, comparative effectiveness studies, clinical trials, observational studies and economic assessments
  • Design and conduct systematic evaluations of health improvement programs
  • Manage medical research projects from design through dissemination
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary methods to specific fields of study
Program Highlights

As a student in the master's program, you’ll choose from two concentrations: general outcomes research or clinical investigation. To graduate, you will need to complete a capstone project during which you’ll implement the knowledge and skills gained from your coursework in a real-life, practical application.

M.S. Curriculum and Program Details

SLU’s program in health outcomes research and evaluation sciences requires a minimum of 36 credit hours to graduate, including a final capstone research project.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Outcomes Research
  • Foundations of Outcomes Research
  • Scientific Writing and Communication
  • Research Ethics
  • Multivariate Analysis for Health Outcomes Research
  • Data Management
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Capstone

Students who choose the general concentration will also need to complete four of the following courses:

  • Foundations of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Evaluation Sciences
  • Clinical Trials Design and Analysis
  • Health Outcomes Measurement
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Drug and Device Development

Students who choose the clinical investigation concentration need to complete the course in clinical trials design and analysis, as well as three of the following:

  • Health Outcomes Measurement
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Drug and Device Development
Certificate Curriculum and Program Details

The post-graduate certificate requires 18 credit hours of coursework, which includes courses required for the master's program. Students may choose to apply to the master's program upon completion of the certificate, and courses completed for the certificate can be used as credit towards the M.S. degree.

Entry into the post-graduate certificate program is limited to the fall semester.

  • Eric S. Armbrecht, Ph.D.
  • Paula M. Buchanan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Thomas E. Burroughs, Ph.D.
  • Jiajing Chen, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Lauren Garfield, Ph.D.
  • Caroline Geremakis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Scott K. Griggs, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
  • Donna R. Halloran, M.D., M.S.P.H.
  • Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.
  • Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D., M.S.W.
  • Reethi Iyengar, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.M.
  • Kristina Lentine, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Taehwan Park, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Moreland-Russell, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Mark Schnitzler, Ph.D.
  • Divya S. Subramaniam, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Robert Sutter, M.B.A., M.H.A.
  • Eric Westhus, Ph.D.
  • Angelique Zeringue, Ph.D.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to generate and communicate evidence in today's complex health care environment through careers in research.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships and financial aid are available. To learn more, visit Student Financial Services.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a social science, biomedical science or related discipline.

Successful candidates will likely have a GPA of 3.0 or better and place in the 75th or higher percentile on graduate standardized tests (GRE, GMAT or LSAT). The admissions committee reviews TOEFL scores for all international applicants.

You’ll need the following items to apply:


Application Requirements

Application form and fee
Transcripts from most recent degree(s)
Professional statement
Résumé or curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation

Requirements for International Students

Application Deadline

Applications to the program are considered on a rolling basis.