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Clinical Investigation, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The Master of Science program in Clinical Investigation at The University of Iowa requires 37 s.h. of graduate credit. In addition to completing the program's required course work, students must write a thesis in the form of a manuscript, or a grant proposal for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) career award or its equivalent, with oral defense. Graduate students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00. Those who receive a grade of C in 7 s.h. of course work may be dismissed from the program.

Financial Support

  • A limited number of graduate research assistantships are available for advanced students; for information, consult the department. For information on financing education through jobs, grants, and loans, contact the University's Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Opportunities for funded predoctoral fellowships are available. Funded positions sponsored by federal agencies are available only to U.S. citizens.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology I: Principles
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
  • Intermediate Epidemiology Data Analysis with SAS and R
  • Writing for Medical Journals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • At a minimum either (1) receipt of a clinical professional or doctoral-level degree (RN (BSN required), MD, DO, DDS, PhD, PharmD, DVM) in a clinical discipline, (2) enrollment in a health science professional program or 3) eligible for admission for graduate study in the College of Public Health with a goal of clinical research
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with at least grade-point average of 3.0
  • TOEFL (or IELTS during the 2006-2007 year) scores are required for international students
  • Courses in biostatistics and epidemiology with a B or equivalent (3.0) performance prior to admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34365 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    34365 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34365 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    15909 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15909 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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