Master of Science in Clinical Research

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program is a research training program designed specifically for U-M students in professional degree programs. Students take time out to complete an intensive, year-long master’s program in clinical research. The degree is awarded by Rackham through the Department of Epidemiology in the U-M School of Public Health.  The faculty lead for this program is Dan Clauw, MD.

The MSCR program consists of 38 credits, including an 8-credit research practicum.  Students are strongly encouraged to take electives related to their clinical and translational research.  Read more about the courses for this program.

Who is eligible?

  • Students in a U-M professional degree or health-related degree program.
  • Students who are a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.

The program funds nine students each year. Talk to your advisor to determine the best time to take a "year out" to complete this degree.

The application deadline is December 16. If you do not have one already, you will need to create an ApplyWeb account to apply.  


Click HERE for FAQs about the program.

Want more Information?

Contact Shannon Marshall, Admissions Coordinator

Learn more about clinical and translational research!

Learn about Matt's story:

MSCR 2013, Research topic: How to best allocate clinical pharmacy services? A retrospective cohort study to evaluate PCMH patients with diabetes

Learn about Germanuel's story:

MSCR 2013, Research topic: Smoking Status and Influence on Short Term Outcomes and Treatment Allocation

Learn about Reda's story:

MSCR 2011, Research topic: Depression and stigma towards mental health among adolescents and parents in an Arab-American community 



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