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 (including a lab), biostatistics, statistical computing (or data management), advanced epidemiologic methods, grant writing and responsible conduct of research for a total of 17 credit hours of core courses; 13 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 802 Principles of Epidemiology Lab (1)
  • 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 (7 credit hours):  Additional electives may be approved on a case-by-case basis

  • PRVM 808 Clinical and Translational Research Seminar (1)
  • PRVM 810 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 811 Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 835 Evaluation Methods in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 836 Epidemiology in Aging (3)
  • PRVM 839 Community-Oriented Primary Care Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 842 Advanced Epidemiology II: Methods in Longitudinal Studies (3)
  • PRVM 844 Organization, Financing and Delivery of Health Care (3)
  • PRVM 846 Health Economics (3) OR HP&M 822 Health Care Economics (3)
  • PRVM 849 Qualitative Methods in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 850 Cancer Epidemiology (3)
  • PRVM 856 Community-Based Participatory Research (3)
  • PRVM 863 Health Disparities in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 76 Health Services Research Using Public Payer Data Analysis (3)
  • PRVM 878 Cost Effectiveness and Decision Making Analysis (3)
  • HP&M 838 Rural Health Care (3)
  • HP&M 846 Managing Information Systems and Technology (3)
  • HP&M 884 Clinical and Administrative Data Analysis (3) OR PRVM 876/HP&M 882 Health Services Research Using Public Payor Data Analysis (3)
  • PHCL 939 Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology (3)
  • PTOX 830 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Cancer Research (3))

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: Jun 23, 2014
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