Prior to the first year of the M.S.C.R. Program, a Practical Skill Workshop Series is offered during the summer. This series is designed to help trainees begin work on their mentored projects. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to clinical research
  • Obtaining research support and grant funding mechanisms
  • Proposal development
  • Study designs
  • Analysis of secondary data
  • Cultural competency
  • Career development
  • Human subject advocacy
  • Introduction to medical informatics


Minimum Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 36

  • Core Courses: 24 hours
  • Mentored Research Project: 12 hours


Program Phases

The program is implemented in two phases:

  • Phase I includes a rigorous didactic methodological curriculum and training that leads to a M.S.C.R. degree.
  • Phase II provides mentored career development to successful CRECD Phase I and other qualified scholars.