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About the MS-CR Degree

About the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR) Degree in Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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 eight 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)

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

  • 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 849 Qualitative Methods in Public Health (3)
  • PRVM 868 Biomedical Informatics Driven Clinical Research

Capstone requirement (3 credit hours)

  • PRVM 899 Thesis (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.

School of Medicine

Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780