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Master of Science in Clinical Science (MSCS)


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Student pictureThis program provides learning in new fields and acquisition of skills in clinical research to prepare clinicians for careers in clinical and translational sciences. Didactic course work and a mentored research project aimed to provide a strong foundation in:

  • computational and statistical tools
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical research study design
  • health services and outcomes research
  • biomedical ethics

Degree Requirements

  • a minimum of 30 credit hours, of which no less than 4 and no more than 6 must be thesis/research hours
  • defense/final exam of a thesis or publishable paper
  • students have 8-10 elective credit hours to allow for tailoring of coursework

Curriculum

  
  
  
Notes
BIOS 6601 OR BIOS 6611Applied Biostatistics I OR Biostatistical Methods I3
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BIOS 6602 OR  BIOS 6612Applied Biostatistics II OR Biostatistical Methods II3
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BIOS 6648 OR EPID 6626Design and Conduct of Clinical Research OR Research Methods in Epidemiology3
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CLSC 6210Research Seminars in Clinical Science1
CLSC 6210 is taken over 1 year typically during the second year of the MSCS Program
CLSC 6270Critical Appraisal Seminars in Clinical Science1
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CLSC 7101Grant Writing I1
Prerequisite classes: BIOS 6601 & EPID 6630
CLSC 7150Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research1
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EPID 6630Epidemiology3
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CLSC 6699 OR CLSC 6950Masters Research Project: Publishable Paper OR Masters Research Project: ThesisVar
Must take the following prerequisite classes prior to registering for CLSC 6699 or CLSC 6950: BIOS 6601 & BIOS 6602 or BIOS 6611 & BIOS 6612, CLSC 7150, EPID 6630
  • Core course credits: 16
  • Thesis/Research credits: 4-6
  • Elective course credits: 8-10
  • Total required credit hours for degree = 30

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