Welcome To Our Program

Edwin Vanwijngaarden, Ph.D.Established in 2007 as part of a NIH Clinical & Translational Sciences Award, the MS in Clinical Investigation program is a 31-credit course of study is designed to provide students with the skills and methodologies needed to 1) conduct rigorous clinical studies; 2) improve evidence-based clinical decision-making; and 3) evaluate health care services. Our MS program sits within a large urban medical center and all its clinical research resources and collaborative faculty at the University of Rochester. The University is home to numerous health sciences graduate programs and a large diverse student body. 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. Our program 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.

We welcome you to join us! For detailed information about program objectives and curriculum, please see About The Program, or contact me to discuss how our MS in Clinical Investigation program can help you meet your educational and career goals!

Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D.

Program Director