Clinical research includes investigating mechanisms of disease, health interventions, clinical trials, technological development, epidemiological and behavioral studies, outcomes and health services research and the translation of these findings into practice. Graduates from the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR) serve in a wide variety of fields, including clinical medicine, research, education, disease surveillance and academic settings.
The University of Kansas MS-CR degree is designed to provide clinical scholars with a strong foundation in patient-oriented research principles and methods. The MS-CR program provides students with formal training in clinical research, biostatistics, and epidemiology that will allow clinical scholars to enhance their current research skills. The degree is a 33-credit hour program with the student’s thesis serving as the culminating project. Students choose one of the following areas as an emphasis for their MS degree: