This track is designed to offer an MS degree to students pursuing a Ph.D. in Gerontology or Pharmaceutical Health Services Research as part of our dual degree programs. Also, students wishing to leave the Epidemiology and Human Genetics Ph.D. program can opt to get the MS in lieu of their Ph.D.
This track is designed specifically to meet the needs of the clinician or clinician-in-training by providing a combination of coursework and research experiences needed for a successful career in clinical investigation. Students may select from multiple concentration areas: epidemiologic research, patient-oriented research, outcomes/health services research, human genetics, and research ethics.
This program is designed for students contemplating careers in human genetics, especially as it relates to health and disease. This track includes coursework, seminars, and supervised research culminating in a thesis. The MS in Human Genetics follows a similar curriculum as the Ph.D. Track in Human Genetics & Genomic Medicine, but with the second year devoted largely towards a master's thesis.