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Applied Health Research & Evaluation, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Applied Health Research and Evaluation is a 30-credit, non-thesis degree designed to develop health research support personnel who engage in the practical aspects of a research project: conducting literature reviews, survey development, developing IRB protocols, facilitating interventions, data collection, data management, and more.  Through a combination of theory and practical skill development, students develop the tools needed to work as integral components of collaborative research teams.

This program is ideal of recent graduates seeking a gap year before transitioning to professional school, those working in health-related fields, and highly qualified undergraduate students seeking to jump-start their graduate education.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis by the following due dates:

  • November 1 for spring terms
  • April 15 for summer terms
  • July 1 for fall terms
  • 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

  • What the benefits of pursuing this degree?
    • 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 calendar year.
    • Clemson is an internationally respected, Tier One Research Institution, and the Department of Public Health Sciences has trained professionals going into a variety of health settings for over 25 years.
  • What are the course requirements for the M.S. degree?

    The M.S. in applied health research and evaluation requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of cognate courses, and an overall GPA 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

  • How can I find more information?

    For more information about the M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation, please contact:

    Karen W. Edwards
    Graduate Programs Recruiter
    Department of Public Health Sciences
    Clemson University
    415 Edwards Hall
    Clemson, SC 29634-0745
    phsgrad@clemson.edu
    864-710-6997

Accelerated B.S. to M.S. Degree Program

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The Department of Public Health Sciences offers an accelerated B.S. to M.S. option to highly qualified undergraduate student in the Health Science major. Under this plan, students can reduce the time necessary to earn the B.S. in Health Science and the M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation by applying up to 12 graduate credit hours to both the undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis by the following due dates:

  • November 1 for spring terms
  • April 15 for summer terms
  • July 1 for fall terms
  • How does this program work?

    Students enrolled in this plan begin taking graduate courses to satisfy the health electives and guided requirements of the undergraduate curriculum their senior year. Once they have completed the undergraduate requirements, students graduate with a B.S. in Health Science. They continue fulfilling the graduate requirements post-graduation, ensuring a total of 150 credits are earned for both degrees. Once completed, students graduate with an M.S. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation. The total anticipated time frame for the B.S. to M.S. program is 5 years of less.

  • For whom is the program?

    This program is designed for high-achieving students who are interested in an advanced degree in health research. This is particularly beneficial for students who intend to take a “gap year” between undergraduate and graduate or professional school and those who wish to minimize the tuition costs of earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

  • Am I eligible?

    To be considered for the combine BS/MS program, students must complete the GS6 Bachelor’s to Graduate form. Eligible students must be Health Science or Language and International Health majors who have completed the bachelor’s curriculum through the junior year (minimum of 90 credits) and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.4. Information and applications forms are available from the Graduate School.

  • How can I find more information?

    For more information about the program, please contact:

    Rebecca Coffey Moses, M.S.
    Graduate Student Services Coordinator
    Department of Public Health Sciences
    Clemson University
    532 Edwards Hall
    Clemson, SC 29634-0745
    coffey2@clemson.edu
    864-656-5502

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