Health Services Research Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Health Services Research

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Today’s health care systems need professionals who can examine public health issues that will help guide practices and policy decisions as well as address the growing needs of underserved populations.

Ohio State’s health services research minor and certificate provides students and working professionals with the tools to conduct and interpret reliable research that addresses costs, access to and quality of health care as well as the processes and outcomes of health services and policies.

This 15-credit program combines online and in-person learning to provide students with essential skills needed to generate research questions about the structure of health care systems and the social, political and economic factors underlaying population health.

Learning Outcomes 

Students completing the curriculum for either the graduate-level minor or graduate certificate in Health Services Research will be prepared to:

  • formulate and design a research study in a topic of health services research and health policy
  • apply and interpret general health services research and statistical methods
  • select health services research methods appropriate for a research question
  • interpret results of health services research
  • associate research findings to contemporary health policy issues and health professional practices