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Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical Research Graduate Group

Master of Advanced Study in Clinical Research

Degree Requirements:

  • The Clinical Research degree program follows M.A.S. Plan II. The program requires 40 units of graduate level courses (see Curriculum Table).  In addition, each candidate must complete a final capstone requirement consisting of both a written and oral presentation of the student’s mentored research project (see CRGG Degree Requirements document for details).  No thesis is required.


See Course Descriptions for more information

Course Requirements Quarters Units
Summer Quarter 9
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Study Design (CLH 202)
Summer 3
  • Introduction to Clinical Research (CLH 200)
Summer 3
  • Methods in Clinical Research (CLH 203)
Summer 3
Academic Year 22
  • Critical Assessment of the Biomedical Literature (IMD 290C) 
F/W/Sp 2
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (CLH 204)
F/W/Sp 3
  • Introduction to Grant Writing  I (CLH 201)
Fall 2
  • Introduction to Medical Statistics (CLH 205 / SPH 244)
Fall 4
  • Introduction to Grant Writing II (CLH 298)
Winter 2
  • Biostatistics for Biomedical Science (SPH 245)
Winter 4
  • Biostatistics for Clinical Research (SPH 246) OR Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data (SPH 247)
Alt. Sp 4
  • Team Science (CLH 298)
Spring 1
Other Courses  9
  • Elective Courses (2-3 graduate level courses totaling 6 units)
F/W/Sp 6
  • Mentored Research (CLH 299)
F/W/Sp 3-1/qtr
Total Unit Requirements  40