Curriculum

Individuals who complete the program will earn a Master of Clinical Science degree.

Didactic Curriculum: 27 hours
Socratic Curriculum: Active participation and regular attendance at seminars, lectures, grand rounds, and visiting professorships.
Research Practicum: 9 hours
Degree Plan: 36 credit hours (required)

Program Requirements: For Information Purposes Only

NOTE: Term is subject to change.
 

Course #

Course NameHoursTerm

Core Courses (20 credit hours required)

DCS 5301 

Clinical Research Design & Analysis 

3

Fall

DCS 5309
DCS 5391

Conceptual Biostatistics OR
Mathematical Biostatistics

3

Fall

DCS 5307 

Epidemiology for the Clinical Investigator 

3

Spring

DCS 5302 

Biostatistics for Clinical Sciences II 

3

Spring

DCS 5102 

Biostatistics Laboratory II 

1

Spring

DCS 5208 

Clinical Research Management & Leadership 

2

Spring

DCS 5116 

Clinical Research Protocol Development 

1

Spring

DCS 5107 

Responsible Conduct of Research 

1

Summer

DCS 5103 

Clinical Research Questions & Methods 

1

Summer

DCS 5105 

Ethics in Clinical Sciences 

1

Ongoing

Practicum Projects (9 credit hours required)

DCS 5602

Mentored Clinical Research

6

Ongoing; ideally completed first

DCS 5308
DCS 5312

Critical Literature Review OR
Research Grant Application

3

Ongoing; ideally completed second

Elective Courses (7 credit hours required)

DCS 5115

Clinical Research from Proposal to Implementation

1

Fall

DCS 5201

Developing & Validating Measures

2

Fall

DCS 5207

Outcomes & Health Services Research

2

Spring

DCS 5203

Clinical Pharmacology & Drug Development

2

Spring

DCS 5113

Advanced Clinical Research Design & Analysis

1

Varies

DCS 5114

Preparing a Journal Report

1

Varies

DCS 5106

Grant Writing and Funding Strategies

1

Summer