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Clinical Research MS

Developing Knowledge for Health-Related Research

Penn State's Master of Science in Clinical Research is a 30-credit degree program that provides the knowledge and insight required for careers in health-related research.

The program includes graduate-level course work in biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research, and provides knowledge and insight required in health related research.

Students learn population-based methods for planning, executing, analyzing and disseminating research results, and methods for evaluating and improving health care practices.

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About the Program


Students in the Master of Science in Clinical Research program complete a series of core courses and electives, as well as a thesis research project.

Curriculum topics include:

  • Scientific Communication
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Services Research
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Research Ethics
  • Decision Analysis
  • Clinical Trials

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