In your first two years as a Health Services Research graduate student, you will be participating in on-going research and completing coursework. In the third year, emphasis is placed on developing your dissertation research topic. The fourth and fifth years of the program are spent doing research and writing your dissertation.
Student Handbook: hsr_graduate_handbook_august_2019.pdf
Students must take at least 74 total sh.
Health Services Research (9 sh)
Students are required to take these courses before taking the Core Competency Qualifying Exam
Research Methods and Statistics (12 sh)
Students are required to take these courses before taking the Core Competency Exam
With the guidance of their faculty advisor, students develop a plan of study that encompasses an area of expertise, or a specialty. The specialty area must be comprised of at least 24 sh, and should include course work.
Students are required to take the Seminar in Health Services Research (PHAR:5310) each semester they are on campus, excluding summer.
Students are expected to participate in specific aspects of ongoing research in the HSR program. These research activities often are part of paid graduate research assistantships. In addition, course credit may be obtained for specific research activities in conjunction with HSR faculty members. Course credit cannot be obtained for research activities performed under paid graduate research assistantships. By their third year in the program, students are expected to present the results from one completed research project at a regional or national meeting.
This course needs to be completed before graduation with a PhD, usually in the 2nd year of study. This requirement is currently set up as a two year course. The program is laid out as follows: a four hour introductory orientation workshop followed by eight bi-monthly workshops over two academic years.
Students must take at least 36 sh and not more than 9 hours can be thesis or project research credits.