1. PhD in Clinical Research
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The PhD in Clinical Research program is designed for exceptional candidates interested in achieving in-depth knowledge of clinical and translational research methodology. Requiring completion of 66 credits of graduate study, the program includes an intensive, curriculum-mapped period of coursework spanning a two-year period followed by a mentored dissertation research experience.

We offer three tracks within the program: Bench-to-Bedside, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Implementation.

Within the context of these specific tracks, you may choose to develop an area of concentration or focus, developing specific expertise in:

  • General Clinical Research
  • Health Services Research and  Health Policy Research
  • Behavioral Research & Cognitive Tools
  • Biostatistics: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Epidemiology: Basic, Molecular and Clinical
  • Informatics and Bioinformatics
  • Outcomes Research
  • Ethics
  • Genomics and Personalized Medicine
  • Drug Development
  • Clinical Trials
  • Translational Science