Core Curriculum

The Master of Science in Clinical Research program combines didactic course work, seminars and individual mentoring to enable clinicians to develop the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to conduct research within their own specialty area.

To earn the MS in Clinical & Translational Research, trainees must complete:

  • 30 graduate credit hours; and
  • A thesis (a minimum of 2 thesis research credits required).

Trainees must complete the 9 core courses, which includes the additional 2 credits in biostatistics, for a total of 20 credits. Trainees may fulfill the remaining credit hours by:

  • Completing an optional Focus Area;
  • Additional elective courses of choice; and/or
  • Research (ENV-8091)

Thesis or Research Project

A minimum of 2 credits of thesis research is required. Students may register for thesis research credits when devoting their time to their thesis research. Thesis research may be part of the ongoing work of the thesis laboratory, but must be separately identifiable. The thesis research should reflect advisor guidance but mainly be the independent work of the student. The Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics handbook provides more information on the thesis requirements.