Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology

This 2-year program is designed to foster clinical investigation and enable clinicians and other healthcare personnel at Loyola to reach their full potential as clinical researchers.  The program includes formal education in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials and grant writing. All students are assigned a research mentor to provide guidance with completion of a clinical research project/proposal, a degree requirement.

A total of 24 credit hours will be needed to obtain the degree.  Students must complete 6 core courses (18 credit hours) and 2 elective courses (6 credits). All students must also complete a research project in addition to formal coursework.  There are both classroom and online options.

For more information and to apply contact: Dr. David Shoham at 

Coursework requirements include

6 core courses:

  • Epidemiology I  (classroom) or Introduction to Epidemiology (online) 
  • Intermediate Epidemiology  (classroom)
  • Biostatistics I  (classroom) 
  • Biostatistics II (classroom) 
  • Grant writing  (classroom) 
  • Research Ethics BEHP 405 (online)

At least 2 electives:

  • Epidemiology of Obesity (online)
  • Clinical Trials  (classroom)
  • Meta-Analysis (classroom)
  • Health Services and Policy Research Methods I (online) 
  • Environmental Health (online)