MS in Health Economics & Clinical Outcomes Research (HECOR)

If you want to enter the fast-growing field where healthcare and big data intersect, Xavier has a unique online master’s degree program that can make that career goal a reality.

Governments, physicians, payers, patients and employers need comparative effectiveness research and real-world evidence to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Xavier’s online Master of Science in Health Economics and Clinical Outcomes Research (HECOR) will give you those valuable analytics skills in a flexible 39-credit hour program that builds a foundation in health economics and health services research.

HECOR jobs will grow by 14% by 2025 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The HECOR program at Xavier offers a unique opportunity in a growing job market. What makes this opportunity so unique are the professors who teach each course. They all have on the job experience, the desire and passion to teach others, as well as a wealth of knowledge in their fields. They will go out of their way to make sure every student is getting what they need out of every course.

Eric O., student

Why Choose Xavier’s Online HECOR Program?


As one of only a handful of programs in the country dedicated to filling the demand in the rapidly growing healthcare research field, Xavier’s online HECOR program will give you the competitive edge to advance professionally. You will be prepared for a career as an analyst, manager or director in a variety of healthcare-related fields as you study health economics, data mining, statistical modeling and epidemiology and gain relevant experience through the program’s partner organizations.


Because our program is designed to accommodate working professionals, you can complete our 100% online program in just two years.


You will learn from exceptional faculty and professionals currently working in the field of health economics, epidemiology, healthcare reimbursement and market access, and gain hands-on experience through fieldwork with mentors in private industry and nonprofit organizations.

HECOR Program Design

Xavier has designed the Health Economics and Clinical Outcomes Research master’s program specifically for professionals whose passion lies in solving problems using the latest health data to improve care. Health analytics is a growing field that examines the risks and benefits of drugs, medical devices, biotechnology and comparative interventions.

Graduates are prepared to work for:

  • Clinical research organizations
  • Research consulting companies
  • Pharmaceutical and medical technology companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Biotech companies
  • Hospital systems
  • Consulting companies

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