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The Master of Science in Clinical Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prepares qualified students to pursue academic careers in a variety of settings where data is required to answer complex questions, to teach research methods, and/or conduct methodologically rigorous and scientifically sound studies.
Designed for those who wish to plan, implement, and analyze both quantitative and qualitative research studies, using appropriate research designs, the 30 semester hour, non-traditional program of study combines instruction in the scientific foundations of practice and scientific methodology. The program has both a thesis and non-thesis option.
Various conditions determine the number of admissions to the Master of Science in Clinical Health Sciences such that, at times, there may be no opening in a specific track or tracks. The initial review of applicants is made on the basis of an evaluation of all application materials. Only completed applications will be evaluated.
Specific admission criteria include:
Preference for admissions is given to: 1) residents of Mississippi and 2) faculty who are employed at least 50 percent time in a health care profession. In order to receive the faculty preference, the applicant must submit a letter from the dean or director of the health professional program in which he/she is a faculty indicating at least 50 percent employment in the program.
Students graduating from the Master of Science in Clinical Health Sciences will be prepared to:
There are both thesis and non-thesis options:
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