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   14-15 credit hours

PHS 7000 Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
PHS 7010 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3)
PHS 7170 SAS & Data Mngt in Pop Hlth (2)
PHS 8950* Supervised Clinical Research (1)
PHS Elective (3)
PHS Elective (3)

Spring Semester  16-17 credit hours

PHS 7001 Introduction to Biostatistics II (3)
PHS 7011 Theory & Quant Epidemiology  (3)
PHS 7120 Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes (3)
PHS 7840 Human Subject Research (1)
PHS 8950* Supervised Clinical Research (3)
PHS Elective (3)

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

*PHS 8950 should be taken the semester that a student plans to graduate.  This must result in a draft of a publishable paper, grant proposal or poster presentation. The research must be presented to a PHS Committee.

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