MS-CR Curriculum

The MS-CR degree supports the development of clinical investigation and patient-oriented research in academic medicine.  Students are encouraged to use the MS program to identify areas of clinical research and to utilize supervised research opportunities within the curriculum to develop research projects.

Fall Semester   15 credit hours

PHS 7000 Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
PHS 7010 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3)
PHS 7100 ** Health Care Policy (3)
PHS 7170 SAS Biostatistics Lab (1)
PHS 7450 ** Database Design & Implementation (3)
PHS 7470 ** Quality Management in Health Care Organizations (2)

Spring Semester  16 credit hours

PHS 7001 Introduction to Biostatistics II (3)
PHS 7020 Applied Epidemiological Methods (3)
PHS 7120 Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes (3)
PHS 7310 ** Clinical Trials Methodology (3)
PHS 7840 Human Subject Research (1)
PHS 8950 Supervised Clinical Research (3)

Students complete a minimum 31 credit curriculum including core courses, core electives, and specialized concentration specific coursework.

** Another graduate-level course may be substituted with Instructor permission & Program Director approval.

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