Health Systems and Population Health Master of Science


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Guide the Future of Health Services

2 Years / Full Time / Seattle

The University of Washington Health Systems and Population Health Master of Science (HSPop M.S.) program is part of the UW School of Public Health, which consistently ranks among the best in the United States. Our curriculum is exceptional in the strength of our required and elective courses, including program evaluation, biostatistics, epidemiology, and health economics.

Our HSPop M.S. degree offers a combination of advanced methods training and the flexibility to customize elective courses to the student’s interest area. The flexibility includes the option to pursue electives across other departments and schools at the University of Washington.

The Master of Science program is an in-residence, two-year graduate degree program for full-time students that offers analytical and practical knowledge and skills in health services research methods. Our students generally have some experience in health fields and want greater responsibility in improving the public’s health and the effectiveness of health care and population health services.

There are two options for students in the program, either a general M.S. degree with a focus on research methods or a concentration in clinical and translational research.

Our Program Strengths

Our M.S. program offers a combination of advanced methods training and the flexibility to customize elective courses to the student’s interest area.

Advance Public Health Research

All our M.S. students write a thesis as their culminating experience. The thesis is original research that generates new knowledge using rigorous methods.

Boost Your Career

Our alumni are leaders in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. We also offer a variety of services and resources to support our students and recent alumni with their job searches.

Join Our Success

We welcome and support applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are available to help applicants through the process, and including expectations to help them be more successful in the admissions process.

Application Dates

Application Opens
September 1, 2024

General Deadline
December 1, 2024


Career Services

Our M.S. program offers a variety of services and resources to support our students and recent alumni with their job searches.


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