Students in the MSCI Program complete a structured series of courses, seminars, and workshops related to the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical research. The core curriculum is enhanced with presentations by invited speakers, a monthly journal club, research conferences, and extensive contact with their mentors.
Students must satisfactorily complete a total of 36 credits to obtain the Master’s Degree. This includes a core curriculum, elective courses, and the satisfactory completion of their thesis research. Students may opt to complete this degree over the course of 1 or 2 years.
For the satisfactory completion of a thesis, students must design a research project, defend a formal proposal, perform the described study, and prepare a scholarly scientific paper on the principal study findings. The thesis must be relevant to the student’s concentration track and written in the format of an article suitable for submission to a scientific journal. The initial thesis project, and final write-up of the research project must be approved by the student’s Thesis Committee which is comprised of three faculty members from the GSBS. An oral presentation of the findings is required.