Clinical Investigation MS

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 10

Eight units of classroom courses and two units comprising a mentored clinical research project that must be submitted for publication are required. Because courses are offered during all four quarters of the year, including summer, the degree can be accomplished over the course of two years. Students are expected to take one classroom course per quarter and be engaged in a mentored research project by the second quarter of classes.

Course Title
Required Core Courses
MSCI 321-1Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 1
MSCI 421-0Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 2
MSCI 322-0Introduction to Epidemiology for Clinical Investigators
MSCI 330-0Electronic Health Record Data as a Foundation for Clinical Research
MSCI 445-0Writing & Peer Reviewing for Publication for Clinical Investigators
MSCI 499-0Research Project
MSCI 311-0Clinical Research Design, Methods, and Grant Writing
MSCI 490-0Independent Study

Other Degree Requirements

  • Research/Projects: Research/Projects: Students must complete two units comprising a mentored clinical research project. This project must be submitted for publication before the student can graduate.