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M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Research

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

24 months
Duration
6250 USD/year
1750 USD/year
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About

The Clinical Research program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is designed for faculty and clinical fellows who wish to receive formal training as they build a career in patient-oriented clinical research.

Overview

The Clinical Research program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston provides a focused, flexible, and affordable program that trains clinical investigators to conduct exemplary quality clinical research and become competitive in seeking research support. This is a live-setting degree program that relies heavily on in-person small group class settings; this is not an online or distance-learning program.  Successful applicants must have the necessary departmental support, including protected time and an established relationship with a research mentor who should have a track record of national funding.

Program Description

The MS in Clinical Research is a 36-credit degree program. The curriculum is designed to accommodate clinicians’ busy schedules, with courses offered on Wednesday afternoons.  For most students with concurrent clinical obligations, the degree requires a minimum of 3 years; the time required for degree completion depends on the amount of time and effort a student devotes to the program.

Coursework for MS Degree

The curriculum for the MS Degree Program consists of two tracks — a Patient-Based Clinical Research Track and a Translational Research Track. In either track, the specific Advanced Courses chosen by an individual student will depend on his/her previous training and course work and on career goals. All students are expected to take the Advanced Biostatistics course unless they can demonstrate comparable competency in this area. Most students in the Patient-Based Clinical Research Track will take Advanced Courses in study design, whereas most students in the Translational Research Track will take Advanced Courses in molecular biology and/or genetics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology Research
  • Clinical Trial Design
  • Clinical Research Design Workshop
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Clinical Research
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety 
  • Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Advanced degree in health-related field: MD or DO, PhD in a related field, DDS or DMD, RPh or PharmD
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and experience in a health-related field with a GPA of > 3.0 and previous work experience in a health-related field, such as nursing, psychology, dietetics, etc.
  • At least one year of the Clinical Research Curriculum must be completed before applying to the MS Degree Program.
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • An updated CV
  • A letter of support/recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    1750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

$3500-4500 for students who qualify for Texas residency status and $12,500-16,000 for non-residents

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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