Online Program

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The Master of Science in Comparative Effectiveness Research is 100% online which makes it ideal for individuals already working in a pharmaceutical or medical product company, government agency, or in a health care provider organization.

Program Highlights

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  • Fully-accredited and top-ranked college/program
  • Internationally renowned faculty with research and field experience
  • University top-ranked for online teaching programs
  • No required campus visits
  • 32 credit hour program
  • Learn anytime, anywhere – 100% online
  • Diverse student population
  • Flexibility and ample course selection
  • Progress at your own pace


After completing the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop policy and patient-care relevant to comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research questions that, when answered, will address important gaps in knowledge and/or lead to improved individual and population-level health care decision-making.
  • Recognize, design, conduct, and analyze CER studies that incorporate state-of-the-art methods, including both primary and secondary studies.
  • Incorporate the stakeholder in conceptualization, design, and dissemination of CER.
  • Apply CER studies in his/her work or practice site and to broader issues in health care such as health technology assessment and medical decision making

Who Should Apply

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This master’s degree is ideal for people in:

  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Government agencies
  • Health care organizations
  • Public health departments