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Application for the Master of Science in Clinical Research

Description

The Master of Science in Clinical Research program provides additional training in clinical research for professionals whose careers in academic medicine would require them to successfully obtain consistent extramural funding as principal investigators on grants and for investigator/ industry initiated clinical research projects. The program prepares physicians, health care professionals and investigators for development and opportunities in the clinical research environment.

Requirements

Students in this program will primarily be senior residents, fellows, or junior faculty at MUSC. While this program specifically targets individuals at MUSC, faculty and staff at other institutions previously trained in the health professions, and other qualified professionals in health care who wish to develop their clinical research skills, may also enroll. The applicant must possess:

(1) a doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g., M.D., Pharm.D., O.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.);

or

(2) a bachelor's or a master's degree in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g., BSN, MHS.) *and* a professional designation (e.g. RN, CT, PT, OTR).

Application Materials

(1) Academic transcripts from the institution of the highest degree, as well as any professional certifications that indicate the applicant has either

a. a doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g., M.D., PharmD, O.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.)

OR

b. a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g., BSN, MHS) *and* a professional designation (e.g., RN, CT, PT, OTR)

(2) An essay stating:

a. Future goals scores
b. Area of clinical research interest
c. Why you chose the MSCR program
d. An acknowledgement, upon acceptance, that you will attend all scheduled classes, seminars, etc by the program
e. Name your research mentor (if you have one identified) – not having a mentor will not affect your eligibility

(3) Letters of Support stating the department’s guarantee the applicant will have protected time on Tuesdays and Thursdays to attend classes and seminars:

a. For residents – from the residency director
b. For fellows – from the fellowship director
c. For faculty – from the division or department chair

(4) Test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, MAT, etc.) are NOT required

PLEASE NOTE: For your application to be complete a transcript of your highest degree earned and letter of support must be received by the application deadline.

Application Process

All applications to the College of Graduate Studies must be submitted online. If you are unable to apply online you must petition the Office of the Dean for special accommodation explaining why you are unable to apply online.

In addition to the application itself the applicant must complete supplemental instruction materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are provided via email once an application has been submitted (and are listed above under Application Materials).

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Fall 2017RegularJuly 1, 2016June 19, 2017
Fall 2017ExtendedJune 20, 2017August 25, 2017
Fall 2018RegularJuly 1, 2017June 19, 2018
Fall 2018ExtendedJune 20, 2018August 25, 2018

 

  

  

Last Published with Edits:April 26, 2017 9:25 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:April 2017
 
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