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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train individuals to combine clinical knowledge and population-based research in an academic program that awards a recognized credential indicating expertise in clinical epidemiology, research study design, clinical decision-making, and the evaluation of health care services.

About The Program

  • Established in 2007 as part of a recently awarded NIH Clinical Translational Sciences Institute grant
  • Accredited by CEPH
  • Training prepares clinician-scientists to carry out patient-based research in the development of interventions and technologies to ensure the highest levels of patient safety and quality of care
  • Eligible individuals must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent
  • Coursework is completed in one year of full-time study with a mentored research project that, in most cases, will extend beyond the completion of courses