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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

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