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Public Health Sciences Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research

The Department of Public Health Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University is now offering a 12 credit, graduate-level certificate in health services research at the University Center of Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina. The goal of this certificate is to enhance research skills of health professionals in all health related fields. The certificate includes five Clemson courses (12 credits) that will be offered during the academic year at the University Center of Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina. Read More

Public Health Sciences Graduate ProgramsMaster of Science in Applied Health Research and Evaluation

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers a (30 credit hours) non-thesis M.S. degree in Applied Health Research and Evaluation (AHRE). The goal of this program is to develop technicians, data analysts, program evaluators, or research associates/coordinators, working in the private and public sectors, with foundational research and evaluation knowledge and skills related to study design, data management, and data analysis. Specifically, graduates will work as integral parts of collaborative research teams who wish to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of programs and interventions, improve the efficiency of health services, and provide data-based evidence to drive informed decision-making and empower positive change in population and healthcare practice. Read More

Highly qualified undergraduate students who are interested in earning the M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation may begin earning their master’s degree while simultaneously completing their bachelor’s degree in Health Science.  Students who are interested in this accelerated B.S. to M.S. program can find more information here.

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Research and Evaluation

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers a (66 credit hours) Ph.D. degree in Applied Health Research and Evaluation (AHRE). Graduates will be independent researchers and methodological leaders. The program develops depth and breadth of knowledge in the determinants of health, healthcare systems, research and evaluation design, epidemiology, and quantitative & qualitative methods, making graduates highly competitive for employment in many different work settings. 

Graduates find employment in multiple areas, including academia, government, research and evaluation firms, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare systems, and non-profit organizations.  Students are required to complete core coursework (36 credit hours), cognate coursework (12 credit hours), and dissertation credit hours (18 credit hours). Over the course of the program, faculty committees will assess Ph.D. candidate knowledge and skills as demonstrated by successful completion of additional requisite milestones including a comprehensive exam, dissertation proposal defense, and final dissertation defense. Read More

Clemson-MUSC Joint PhD in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics

Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina offer a joint Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics.  This unique collaboration combines Clemson’s strengths in computing, engineering, and public health with MUSC’s expertise in biomedical sciences to produce the next generation of data scientists, prepared to manage and analyze big data sources in order to improve health in the state and the nation.

This program in unique to South Carolina and very few programs nationally focus on data science applied to the health and biomedical fields.  Specialized tracks include precision medicine, population health, and clinical and translational informatics.

Graduates will possess marketable skills for informatics careers in biology, medicine, or public health focused on the development of prescriptive analytics from large data sources and will be prepared to lead research programs in academic, healthcare, public health, and industry.  These specially trained scientists will be critical to on-going efforts to improve health outcomes in South Carolina and the nation. Read More