Clinical Research

Training the next generation of clinical and translational researchers.

The MS in Clinical Research program is a graduate degree as well as a career development path for physician-scientists, clinical scholars, and biomedical researchers.

The program trains you to conduct patient-oriented research, directly interacting with human subjects to better understand disease, the development of therapeutic interventions, and the conduct of clinical trials. You will learn how to conduct epidemiologic and behavioral studies and understand issues related to outcomes-based research, and also develop grant writing and data analytic skills.

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Why Minnesota?

  • Location: The School of Public Health is situated within the Academic Health Center, offering interdisciplinary research opportunities and convenient access to hospital physicians.
  • Mentoring: Available mentors include physician-scientists and clinical researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School as well as methodologists from the School of Public Health.
  • Focus: Dual-path curricula allows you to tailor your learning to your goals and needs.
  • Personal attention: The Director of Graduate Studies is a practicing clinician as well as an NIH–AHRQ–funded researcher who has completed a career development award and is available to mentor and advise students on academic career development.

Application Deadline

August 1 for Fall admission
Applicants may on occasion be considered for Spring admission

Lisa Chow
"This program formalized my research and has played an integral and critical role in my development as an independent investigator." –Lisa Chow, MD, MS graduate

Contact Us

Enrollment and Program Development Manager
Kathryn Schwartz Eckhardt
612-626-8802
schwa139@umn.edu

Program Director
Kamakshi Lakshminarayan
laksh004@umn.edu

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