M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Research

University of Hawaii at Manoa

12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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By participating in the MS in biomedical science curriculum, students acquire skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and master the scientific principles that underlie clinical and translational research methods.  The Clinical Research program is offered by University of Hawaii at Manoa.


They also develop the ability to identify and resolve ethical issues involved in clinical research, to ensure the safeguarding of human subjects, and to understand Institutional Review Boards and other relevant regulatory requirements. Finally, University of Hawaii at Manoa students grow their capacity to seek and obtain NIH and other extramural funding to conduct clinical and translational research.


Adult learning theory and problem-based learning will be used to ensure that graduates develop the skills to become self-directed learners. The five competency domains include research, professionalism/ethics, culturally competent leadership and communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and self-directed learning.

Research: Develop and implement ethically and culturally appropriate Clinical Research that addresses health disparities in Asian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino populations.

  • Conduct clinical research with cultural competence.
  • Analyze and synthesize literature toliterature to ascertain state of the science in regard to selected areas of clinical research, especially health disparities in Asian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino peoples.
  • Use the Internet to access clinical research information.
  • Apply appropriate research methodologies to answer clinical research questions.
  • Demonstrate successful scientific writing skills by producing scholarly works and writing an approved clinical research proposal.
  • Make correct inferences from data.
  • Apply clinical research findings by implementing and monitoring an action plan based on relevant data.

Professionalism/ethics: Conduct ethically responsible and culturally competent clinical research

  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies related to clinical research on the development and implementation of protocols.
  • Apply ethical principles in the design and conduct of clinical research, especially with disadvantaged and underserved populations.

Culturally competent leadership and communication: Establish community- based research networks in selected area of clinical research interest

  • Communicate in a culturally competent manner with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds and with persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and voicing demographic, statistical, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences.

Interdisciplinary collaboration: Work collaboratively, interdependently and effectively with other members of the clinical research team

  • Manage clinical research project, including budget.
  • Recruit and supervise necessary staff for clinical research project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage research team task assignments.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work interdependently with other clinical research team members.

Self-directed learning: Demonstrate the skills for self-directed learning

  • Be able to obtain appropriate feedback, consultation, and/or review before, during, and after a research project.
  • Conceptualize and synthesize the state of the science related to selected clinical research questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Clinical Research
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics and Institutional Review Board
  • Applied Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Applied Biostatistics in Clinical Research
  • Bioanalytic Methods in Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Protocol Development and Scientific Writing
  • Clinical Research Seminar
  • Biomedical Research Practicum
  • Advanced Biostatistics in Clinical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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