Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

Our Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research trains students in the tools and methods used to evaluate the impact of health interventions on effectiveness outcomes, benefits and harms to patients and populations. Additionally, students learn how to analyze the impact of healthcare interventions on costs to the healthcare system and society, and ways to measure economic value to different stakeholders.


Students applying to any of the certificate program tracks should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a competitive GPA and strong quantitative skills. Standardized test scores are not required.

Please note, all accepted students pursuing the Health Analytics track who do not have previous experience with the R programming language will be required to complete a self-paced course on R during the summer before classes begin.

Sample Course Sequence

* Students who have completed a course equivalent to "Introduction to Biostatistics" may substitute a more advanced biostatistics course or take "Introduction to Health Services Research" in the fall term.
CEOR Part-Time Curriculum (12 Months)
TermCourse TitleCredit HoursCourse Type
Fall Introduction to Biostatistics with Stata Lab*4Regular
SpringCost Effectiveness Analysis3Regular
SummerStudy Design and Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research3Regular
(number of credits in parenthesis)

Fall Term

Spring Term

Summer Term