The overall goal of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate Program in Clinical Science (CLSC) is to train nationally competitive Clinician Scientists by providing a formal, structured, and rigorous educational program in the clinical sciences. The Clinical Science Graduate Program was designed in response to the demand for well-qualified clinical researchers in academia and industry. This critical need for individuals who are able to conduct rigorous, credible and relevant patient-based research within stringent ethical and regulatory guidelines is expected to continue to grow.
The Master of Science in Clinical Science (MSCS) degree program provides opportunities for learning new areas of knowledge and skills in clinical research to prepare clinicians for careers and opportunities in clinical and translational sciences. Specifically, the Master’s program provides a strong foundation in the computational and statistical sciences, clinical epidemiology, designs and methods used in clinical research, health services and outcomes, and biomedical ethics, through didactic course work and a mentored research project. Graduates will obtain a set of useful and practical skills for collaborative, team-based research focused on clinical and translational questions.
The MSCS degree program provides formal training in clinical sciences through theoretical and methodological coursework and the application of coursework to a research project. The requirements for the degree are the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours, of which no less than 4 and no more than 6 must be thesis/research hours, and the completion and defense/final exam of a thesis or publishable paper. Students have 9-12 elective credit hours to allow for tailoring of coursework.
The Clinical Science Program MSCS curriculum for students admitted during or after fall 2010 is shown below: