About the MS-CR Degree

Degree requirements

The University of Kansas Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR) degree is a 33-credit hour program. Students are required to complete six core courses: epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical computing (or data management), advanced epidemiologic methods, grant writing and responsible conduct of research for a total of 22 credit hours of core courses; 8 additional credit hours consist of electives. The final three hours are devoted to the student's thesis.

Each candidate shall complete a minimum of 33 credit hours toward the degree. Credits shall be distributed according to the following:

Core courses (23 credit hours)

  • PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 841 Advanced Epidemiology I: Methods in Cross-sectional and Case-Control Studies (3)
  • BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I (3)
  • BIOS 717 Fundamentals of Biostatistics II (3)
  • BIOS 810 Clinical Trials (3)
  • BIOS 715 Intro to Data Management using RedCap and SAS (3; KC campus)
    or PRVM 875 Management of Public Health Data (3: Wichita campus)
  • PRVM 872/NRSG 889 Grant Writing (3)
  • PRVM 853 Responsible Conduct of Research (1)

Electives (8 credit hours):  Additional electives may be approved on a case-by-case basis

  • PRVM 803 Introduction to Clinical Research (1)
  • PRVM 813 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 815 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 835 Evaluation Methods in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 842 Advanced Epidemiology II: Methods in Longitudinal Studies (3)
  • PRVM 844 Organization, Financing and Delivery of Health Care (3)
  • PRVM 849 Qualitative Methods in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 856 Community-Based Participatory Research (3)
  • PRVM 863 Health Disparities in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 868 Biomedical Informatics Driven Clinical Research

Capstone requirement (3 credit hours)

  • PRVM 899 Thesis OR Publishable Paper (Research Project)

NOTE: The following abilities and expectations are required by all students pursuing the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR): Technical Standards and Requirements Form.

• For more details on the courses listed above, go to our academic catalog page.

Last modified: Sep 01, 2015