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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Epidemiology

Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research

Principal Investigator (PI) Track

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Program Summary

The Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research - Principal Investigator track (MSCTR-PI) is designed to provide clinical professionals (physicians, nurses and other terminal degree clinical professionals) with the necessary preparation for successful career development and independent investigator awards.

The program emphasizes specific training in clinical epidemiology/clinical effectiveness, molecular epidemiology, clinical trials, and translational research that will enable clinicians to translate scientific advances into applications for improved clinical practice and human health. The disciplinary purpose and ultimate goal of the program is to move practitioners from the realm of personal clinical experience to objective evidence.

The MSCTR-PI program is a 30 credit hour program designed to be completed in 2 years, on a part-time basis to allow trainees to meet clinical duties and other responsibilities while enrolled in classes. 

Successful graduates of the program will leave with the epidemiological and statistical knowledge to conduct independent and collaborative clinical studies in their special areas of practice and interest. It is anticipated that most graduates of the program will hold positions as clinician-investigators in academic settings and will develop into independently-funded clinical researchers.

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To earn the MSCTR-PI, trainees must complete:

  • 30 graduate credit hours (including 2 thesis research credit hours from the posted curriculum)
  • A thesis

Trainees must complete 9 core courses for a total of 18-20 credits. Trainees may fulfill the remaining 8-10 credit hours by:

  • Completing an optional Focus Area;
  • Additional elective courses of choice; and/or
  • Participating in Non-Thesis Research - ENV-8091 (maximum of 6 credit hours) with an advisor's approval

 

MSCTR-PI Core Curriculum + Optional Focus Areas (PDF) - effective Fall 2019

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Additional Program Information

 

Online Summer Session Information

Trainees may begin the MSCTR-PI, MSCTR-CRP, or Graduate Certificate programs in the Summer or the Fall. Most trainees begin the program by enrolling in the Summer Session, which runs from the first week in June through the end of July. All courses are offered online.

During the 8 weeks, students may enroll in the following courses:

 

CCHMC Students

Details on institutional tuition remission/reimbursement policies are available here:

CCTST: Research Education, Training and Career Development

Questions?

For more information, please contact Rachel Meyer, rachel.meyer@uc.edu

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