MS in Implementation Science

About the MS in Implementation Science at Loyola

Few fields are growing and evolving as rapidly as that of health care. With this constant state of change comes the need for skilled professionals capable of improving strategies, systems, and delivery.

The MS in Implementation Science offered through Loyola University Chicago's respected Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health will prepare you to integrate and leverage evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies to help drive change.

Program Structure

The MS in Implementation Science can be pursued full time or part time and classes are entirely online.

Why Choose Loyola for Your MS in Implementation Science?

Loyola's master's degree program will help you understand theories and implementation methods, barriers to change, and the role of stakeholder engagement in facilitating changes at an individual or systems level.

A unique profession on the forefront of health care

You will be prepared to enter a distinctive health care field, focused on enhancing systems and, ultimately, positively impacting the quality of patient care.

Through your practicum, you will partner with a health care professional to implement and evaluate the impact of an evidence-based practice or finding in a real-world setting.

Pursuing your MS in Implementation Science at Loyola will position you for endless opportunities at Chicago's world-class health care institutions and organizations.

Through a master's degree immersed in the Jesuit tradition of social justice and equity, you will gain a distinctive depth to your preparation that will set you apart in health care.

You will acquire the knowledge, training, and skills to bring positive change to health care and improve patient care, no matter where you are in the nation or the world.

You will be guided, advised, and mentored throughout your master's program by accomplished professionals from a broad range of health care fields. They will work to create a tight-knit learning environment where you feel supported.

Healthcare Administration Department

The Department of Healthcare Administration educates the next generation of healthcare administrators with the values and understanding to be ethical leaders in the healthcare arena, offering opportunities to engage with faculty in experiential learning, community engagement, and interdisciplinary research. Find more information on the department and stories showcasing current Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health students and graduates from the MS in Implementation Science program and learn more about why Loyola is right for you.

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Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the MS in Implementation Science program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the MS in Implementation Science program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide MS in Implementation Science learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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    Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

    Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

    If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

    Tuition and Costs

    The estimated tuition and fees for the MS in Implementation Science totals $37200.00, or 31 credit hours at a cost of $1,200.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

    For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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    Robert and Betty Parkinson Scholars Award

    Named for Loyola alumni Robert (“Bob”) and Betty Parkinson, the Parkinson Scholars Award honors their commitment to helping ensure access to quality health care and the recognition that such health care is a basic human right. Bob and Betty Parkinson took to heart the Ignatian value of “being persons for others.” The Parkinson Scholars Award supports exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need who are dedicated to being “persons for others” and will use their Parkinson education to improve the health and health care of individuals, communities, and systems.

    Awarded each semester to up to 10 Parkinson students, it includes an $8,000 tuition-restricted scholarship and additional funds to support scholarly activity. Scholars are selected to represent the broad range of the Parkinson School’s disciplines.

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    More information about scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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    Application Process

    Application Deadlines

    The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the MS in Implementation Science are listed below:

    Fall Early Action: February 1
    All applicants meeting this deadline will receive an admission decision no later than 3 weeks after the Feb 1 deadline and will be eligible for the Parkinson scholarship.

    Fall Priority: May 15
    All applicants meeting this deadline will be considered for admission. Any applications received after May 15 will be considered until Parkinson reaches enrollment capacity for the fall.

    Application Requirements

    Application requirements for the MS in Implementation Science include:

    • Transcripts

    • 2 Letters of Recommendation

    • 3.0 Minimum GPA

    • Statement of Purpose

    Prerequisite Standing Requirements

    Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the discipline such as: psychology, sociology, health sciences medicine, nursing, public health, social work, pharmacy, health care administration.

    Statement of Purpose Details

    Please write a brief statement describing your academic and research interests as well as your professional goals.

    International Student Requirements

    Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page. This program does not qualify international students to receive the F1 student visa.

    Additional Details

    For general information and a step-by-step guide to applying for graduate and professional study, please visit our Admission Process page. There is no fee to apply to graduate programs at Loyola.

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