Graduate Program in Clinical Research

About the Program

The graduate program in Clinical Research is a multidisciplinary program based in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Trainees will receive an MS in Epidemiology with a Clinical Research concentration.

It was designed by a working group that included key faculty from each of the participating institutions.

This interdisciplinary program is designed for trainees with doctoral-level degrees: KL2 scholars and postdoctoral fellows in clinical disciplines, including participants in T32 and other fellowship training programs.

Innovative features of the program include:

  • New opportunity for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty to prepare for a career in clinical research, a key addition to our training environment for clinical and translational research.
  • The multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum takes advantage of one of the strengths of the training environment in the Buffalo area, namely the availability of outstanding advanced training in a broad range of disciplines in the BTC Institutions.
  • The program is designed to be rigorous but flexible with individualized training. Because trainees in the MS program will come from diverse backgrounds, this approach ensures that trainees optimize their time to learn new knowledge and skills and avoid redundancy with previous training.
  • The MS program provides an opportunity for trainees to interact closely with peer trainees in a broad range of disciplines (Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental Medicine et al), thus benefiting from diverse perspectives.
  • Opportunity to participate in a weekly seminar series/core curriculum in clinical and translational research.

Program Requirements

The requirements for the MS in Epidemiology with a Clinical Research concentration are:

  1. 33 credits, of which 18 credits are required courses
  2. Participate in a graduate seminar series
  3. Write a clinical research proposal
  4. Complete a thesis project

For more information go to: Program Information