A School of Medicine is not just a medical school. In addition to the doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree, KU School of Medicine offers graduate programs in the biomedical sciences, biostatistics, public health, health policy and management, and clinical research.
Students who wish to pursue research doctorates are admitted to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. After completing the core curriculum, students enter one of eight Ph.D. programs.
Biostaticians have become major partners in designing, conducting and analyzing clinical trials. KU's growing Department of Biostatistics offers graduate programs to applicants interested in professional or academic careers.
The School of Medicine campuses in Kansas City and Wichita each offer master of public health degree programs. A master of clinical research is offered through the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Kansas City.