MSc in Clinical Investigation Sciences

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Program Description

Overview

The MSc in Clinical Investigation Sciences degree program provides physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health professionals an opportunity to acquire the clinical research skills necessary for a career in an academic health center. The MSc CIS curriculum integrates biostatistical and epidemiologic methods in a problem-based learning format with additional instruction in several other biomedical and public health topics. Students pursuing the master's degree take didactic courses while they engage in mentored and independent research that culminates in the preparation of a professional paper.

The School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) offers two programs for studies in Clinical Investigation Sciences (CIS): The Masters in Science (MSc) in CIS and the Certificate in CIS. These programs provide physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health professionals an opportunity to acquire the clinical research skills necessary for a career in an academic health center or clinical research setting.

  • The Masters in Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences curriculum integrates biostatistical and epidemiologic methods in a problem-based learning format with additional instruction in several other biomedical and public health topics. Students pursuing the master's degree take didactic courses while they engage in mentored and independent research that culminates in the preparation of a professional paper.
  • The Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences provides valuable skills and training in clinical research in a condensed, 15 credit hour program ideal for medical residents, nurses, and other full-time medical professionals interested in being involved with clinical trials. Coursework is offered both online and in the late afternoon/evening, providing the greatest flexibility for students with demanding schedules. The certificate coursework culminates in the preparation of a research paper mentored by the program director.

Admission Information

Applicants to the Clinical Investigation Sciences programs must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with research experience (e.g. research coordinator) or that have completed a professional degree (e.g. DMD., DO, MD, BSN or MSN) are preferred.

Accreditation

The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Co-curricular Requirement

Students enrolled in an academic degree program (MS or Ph.D.) are required to receive a broad introduction to public health. This accreditation requirement is met through the completion of a 2 credit hour co-curricular course (PHPH-523 Introduction to Public Health) within the first two semesters of coursework. Students may receive a waiver of this requirement if they have met one of the following:

  • Received an undergraduate degree in public health or a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from a CEPH-accredited school or program.
  • Had sufficient course work in public health that would comprise a broad introduction to public health in the judgment of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Admissions applications will be reviewed in order to determine if the waiver criteria have been met. Students will be notified prior to the beginning of their first semester of coursework if the co-curricular course must be completed. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to request a waiver if they feel it appropriate. All waiver decisions must be completed prior to the end of the students first semester of coursework. Waivers are approved by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and maintained by the Office of Student Services.

Last updated August 2019

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