12 months
42500 USD/year
42500 USD/year
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The Master in Advanced Studies degree program in Clinical Research from University of California, San Francisco is a two-year course of study intended for graduate and professional students, clinical residents, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members who wish to master clinical research methods and pursue independent research careers. 


Coursework for the Master in Clinical Research degree at University of California, San Francisco extends beyond the requirements for the ATCR Certificate Program to include instruction in advanced epidemiologic and biostatistical methods and specialized topics such as causal inference, prediction science, molecular methods in clinical research, and decision and cost-effectiveness analysis. 

Key Features 

  • Students also conduct and publish original research with faculty support.
  • The MAS degree program trains individuals to become effective leaders of research efforts and teams. 
  • Program graduates are prepared to work in a variety of research settings, including universities, public health departments, foundations and private industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Clinical Research 
  • Responsible Conduct of Research 
  • Epidemiologic Methods 
  • Data Management
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Biostatistical Methods for Clinical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (equal to a letter grade of B) 
  • An established relationship with a research mentor at UCSF, defined as a faculty member in either of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Dentistry. Scholars already at UCSF should have this established by the time of application. Those who are applying from outside UCSF should have this established by the beginning of the program. 
  • For scholars who are primarily based in other training programs at UCSF, supervisor's assurance that at least 70% of time will be available August through May to divide between the activities of this program and the conduct of the trainee's clinical research projects
  • Affirmation of the Professional Conduct Statement (signed during orientation)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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