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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Health Research and Evaluation, MS

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Program Description

Clemson’s Department of Public Health Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Applied Health Research and Evaluation rigorously prepare future scholars to conduct research in population health and healthcare. Students learn to design and employ cutting-edge research methodologies with community, private sector, and public partners to provide effective solutions to challenging health problems.

The non-thesis MS degree is designed to develop highly-qualified clinicians, nurses, research associates, data analysts, and program evaluators employed in both private and public sectors. Armed with fundamental knowledge and skills in research and evaluation related to study design, data management, and data analysis, graduates work as integral constituents of collaborative research teams assessing program/intervention efficacy and effectiveness, improving access and efficiency of health services, and providing data-based evidence to drive informed decision-making to effect positive change in population and healthcare practice.

The non-thesis MS degree is offered in both 12-month and 24-month formats. Core courses are offered year round at the University Center Greenville. Graduates of our Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research may apply all of their 12 credits toward completion of the MS degree. Separate application is required.

Our interdisciplinary faculty hold terminal degrees in health promotion and behavior, community psychology, epidemiology, health communication, medical sociology, medicine, health services research, health economics, and health policy.

Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Applied Health Research and Evaluation

Highly qualified undergraduate students interested in earning the MS in Applied Health Research and Evaluation may begin earning their master’s degree while simultaneously completing their bachelor’s degree in health science. Under this plan, students may reduce the time necessary to earn both degrees by applying up to 12 graduate credits to both the undergraduate and graduate program requirements. Details are available from the Department of Public Health Sciences at https://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/public-health/academics/undergraduate-programs/accelerated-bs-ms-applied-health-research-evaluation.html.

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