The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation provides training in the methods and conduct of clinical investigation for future leaders in patient-oriented research. In addition to traditional instruction in biostatistics, epidemiology and study design, this program will provide students with a strong foundation in ethics and professionalism, while developing skills in critical thinking, communication of scientific findings, leadership, and study management. This one-year program begins in the Summer and is completed the following Spring.
Applicants must meet the school's admission requirements for entrance into master's programs at SPHTM.
In addition to the SPHTM academic standards, students in the MS in Epidemiology and those taking advanced epidemiology courses must demonstrate the following standards:
The MS in Clinical Investigation Degree in Epidemiology requires 36 credits that includes:
Epidemiology Course Requirements (26 credits)
SPHL 6020 Foundations in Public Health (3)
SPHL 6060 Epidemiology for Public Health (3)
EPID 6230 Computer Packages for Epi (2)
EPID 6340 Clinical and Translational Research Methods (3)
EPID 6420 Clinical Epidemiology (3)
EPID 7120 Epidemiologic Methods II (3)
EPID 7130 Observational Epidemiology (3)
EPID 7170 Clinical Trials: Design, Conduct and Analysis (3)
EPID 7310 Meta-analysis (3)
Biostatistics Course Requirements (6 credits)
SPHL 6050 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
BIOS 6040 Intermediate Biostatistics (3)
Research Requirements (1 credit)
MSCR 6420 Responsible Conduct of Research (1)
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Selected from courses within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Students must successfully complete a research component and have several options for this culminating experience: a systematic review or meta-analysis, a secondary data analysis, a grant proposal, a research protocol, or a drafted manuscript.
The MS in Clinical Investigation requires 42 credits. The program is grounded in epidemiology, the basic science of public health with the following requirements:
Epidemiology Required Courses (27 credits)
Biostatistics Required Courses (12 credits)
Elective courses (3 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Grounding in Public Health
EPID 9910 Master of Science Research Experience (0)
MS students must successfully complete a research thesis that demonstrates an ability to interpret current literature and conduct epidemiologic research and analysis.
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