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.
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)
- 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 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.