Clinical Epidemiology - M.S.
131 Moulton Hall
The Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology is an advanced program that trains students in the epidemiology and biostatistical methods related to clinical trials and clinical research. Students learn advanced methods of observational and experimental study designs and to understand disease prevention, development, prognosis and treatment. In addition, students understand and are able to apply good clinical practices, clinical trials design, management, statistical analysis, study monitoring, pharmaceutical research and regulations related to clinical research.
Depending on students’ background, job opportunities for graduates include clinician researchers leading clinical research teams or as members of research teams who are largely responsible for the methodology to conduct clinical research studies and analyze clinical data. Graduates may also continue their education to pursue a doctoral or professional degree.
Fully Offered At:
- Hybrid (online/on-ground)
- Kent Campus
The M.S. degree in Clinical Epidemiology is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores or other standardized graduate admission exam (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, PCAT)1
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English Language Proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score - paper-based version
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT - Internet-based version
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
Applicants to the program who have limited clinical or science backgrounds may be advised to take additional coursework to prepare them for the field. Determinations will be made by the admissions committee when the student is admitted conditionally to the program.
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
GRE scores may be waived, as determined by graduate coordinator using program criteria. Contact the graduate coordinator for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Conduct patient-oriented research to understand and modify health outcomes
- Design and carryout epidemiologic studies
- Analyze clinical data and understand the sources, strengths and limitations of patient data
- Design and perform clinical trials
- Interact with human subjects and describe prognosis, therapies, and outcomes
|BST 52019||BIOSTATISTICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH||4|
|BST 63013||EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS IN PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH||3|
|BST 63014||APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH DATA||3|
|EPI 52017||FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY||3|
|EPI 63018||OBSERVATIONAL DESIGNS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH||3|
|EPI 63019||EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH||3|
|EPI 63020||ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS||3|
|EPI 63021||EITHICAL ISSUES IN PUBLICH HEALTH AND CLINICAL RESEARCH||3|
|Major Electives, choose from the following:||5-6|
|DATA MANAGEMENT AND LOGIC USING SAS® SOFTWARE|
|SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH|
|REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH|
|INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY|
|EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CHRONIC DISEASES|
|EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES|
|Culminating Requirement, choose from the following: 1||6|
|RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||36|
All students will be required to present their thesis or research-based practicum to the College of Public Health at a presentation day, either in person or using videoconferencing technology
Some students may be required to take science-based courses in addition to the requirements for the degree, and therefore, will graduate with more than the listed credit hours.