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M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers a 30-hour M.S. in applied health research and evaluation. The goal of this program is to provide foundational research, evaluation, and data science training to individuals who currently work as part of research or evaluation teams or undergraduate students who are seeking additional training before going on to graduate or professional school. Read the program brochure.

Am I a good fit for this program?

The M.S. in applied health research and evaluation is designed for individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and career interests. The program is well suited for:

  • Research team members in healthcare settings
  • Professionals employed in local or state-level public health agencies
  • Non-profit organization staff who evaluate programs, policies and interventions
  • Recent baccalaureate graduates in a “gap year” before graduate or medical school
  • Outstanding undergraduate students who wish to complete a BS and MS degrees in five years

Why this program?

  • Courses in health systems, research, evaluation, and epidemiology are excellent preparation for those who desire to go to graduate or medical school.
  • Fundamental skills in research and evaluation design and data-driven methods can be immediately applied in your current work to improve the health of individuals and populations.
  • The degree can be completed in one to two years, and courses are available year round.
  • Clemson is an internationally respected, “top 20 national public university”, and the Department of Public Health Sciences has trained professionals going into a variety of health settings for over 25 years.

What are the Requirements for Completing the M.S. degree?

  • The M.S. requires 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of cognate courses.
  • The M.S. requires successful completion of courses with cumulative average GPR of 3.0 or higher.  Only courses which earn a "C” or higher may apply toward the degree

Coursework (30 credit hours):

Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • HLTH 8030 – Theory and Determinants of Health
  • HLTH 8090 – Epidemiological Research
  • HLTH 8110 – Health Care Delivery Systems
  • HLTH 8210 – Health Research I: Design and Measurement
  • HLTH 8410 – Foundation of Evaluation in Health
  • HLTH 8310 – Quantitative Analysis in Health Research (or other approved graduate statistics course)

Cognate Courses (12 credit hours)

  • Elective courses planned by the student and academic advisor and approved by the department

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