Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program

This is a two-year, multi-disciplinary program resulting in a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Vanderbilt University Medical School.  Vanderbilt has been a leader in the training of clinical investigators for a number of years and is uniquely qualified to offer a graduate degree in clinical investigation. In 1996 the Clinical Research Task Force recommended the development of a Master's program in clinical investigation which would build upon Vanderbilt's legacy for training clinical investigators. Since that time a core curriculum has been developed. The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Program was approved by the Executive Faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1999.

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Program was developed in order to train investigators in the techniques and processes utilized in patient-oriented research. This program is intended to provide direct, mentored experience in clinical investigation and, through didactic work, to provide trainees with a strong foundation in study design, biostatistics, biomedical ethics, clinical pharmacology, human genetics and assay methods. It is expected that graduates of this program will successfully compete for grants such as the K-23, Clinical Associate Physician Award, R0-1 and major foundation grants.

For more information and an application, please visit the MSCI Program web site or contact:

MSCI Program
Arnita King, M.Ed.

Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator
Phone: 615-322-3480
FAX: 615-322-4026
Email: arnita.king@vanderbilt.edu