Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Investigation Sciences Program By School of Public Health and Information Sciences University of Louisville |Top Universities

The School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) offers two programs for studies in Clinical Investigation Sciences (CIS): The Masters in Science (MSc) in CIS and the Certificate in CIS. These programs provide physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals an opportunity to acquire the clinical research skills necessary for a career in an academic health center or clinical research setting.

  • The Masters in Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences curriculum integrates biostatistical and epidemiologic methods in a problem-based learning format with additional instruction in several other biomedical and public health topics. Students pursuing the masters degree take didactic courses while they engage in mentored and independent research that culminates in the preparation of a professional paper. Click here to view the current MSc in CIS curriculum. Click here to view the current MSc in CIS Student Handbook.
  • The Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences provides valuable skills and training in clinical research in a condensed, 15 credit hour program ideal for medical residents, nurses, and other full-time medical professionals interested in being involved with clinical trials. Coursework is offered both online and in the late afternoon/evening, providing the greatest flexibility for students with demanding schedules. The certificate coursework culminates in the preparation of a research paper mentored by the program director.  Click here to view the current Certificate in CIS curriculum

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The University of Louisville is situated in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky. Ranked third among the ‘Great Affordable College Towns in the US’ by Great Value Colleges, Louisville is the headquarter of healthcare providers including Norton Healthcare, KentuckyOne Health, Kindred Healthcare, Humana Inc., etc. providing many career opportunities for healthcare professionals. Louisville is also a significant manufacturing center which includes two Ford plants and General Electric Appliances. Louisville is also the birthplace of legendary boxer Mohammad Ali and home of Kentucky Derby.



The University of Louisville is known for many things, most notably, its history of innovations in the Medical field. Foe example, it opened the first trauma center in 1911; carried out the first auto blood transfusion in 1935; the first pap smear in 1970; completed the first self-contained artificial heart transplant in 2001. Its contributions towards healthcare research are also highly commendable.



Louisville proudly sports a 5-star rating from Campus Pride for its LGBTQ-friendliness, demonstrating the university’s desire to meet the needs of all its students, no matter their gender or sexual expression.

UofL has also been awarded the highest sustainable rating in Kentucky by Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).



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