Master’s Degrees


Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR)

Health Behavior Research is a multidisciplinary field that applies psychology, public health, behavioral medicine, communication science, and statistics to promote health and prevent disease.

The Master of Science (MS) in Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR) focuses on the skills required for the design, management, and evaluation of health behavior programs and research studies involving human participants. Our students and graduates are engaged in research in academic, clinical, and community settings. The program provides a practical opportunity to cultivate new skills for career engagement and advancement. Students gain a wider perspective of how health behaviors impact medical care and clinical outcomes through coursework, exemplary instructors, and classmates with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

The MS program can be completed at your own pace. AHBR offers a part-time option for working professionals who want to take their career to the next level. A one-year, full-time, research-intensive option provides a mentored research experience for individuals interested in a variety of health careers or taking a step toward a medical or doctorate degree.

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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) at Washington University is designed as a one to three year full- or part-time degree program for young investigators committed to pursuing academic careers in clinical research.  The unique program combines didactic coursework with mentored research and career development opportunities and provides students with the knowledge and tools to excel in the areas of clinical investigation most relevant to their careers.  Individuals who participate in a CRTC training program (i.e. Postdoctoral MTPCI, KL2, TL1 Intensive, or K12) are eligible to pursue the MSCI degree as their didactic course of study and do not need to complete a separate application. The MSCI is also available as a stand-alone program to individuals not participating in a CRTC training program.

Applications are open September 15-November 1 for January start date, and January 1-April 15 for Summer or Fall start date. (MSCI application is not required if applying to participate in MTPCI program.)

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Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS)

The Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) at Washington University is a 33 credit graduate degree for young investigators interested in obtaining population-based clinical outcomes research expertise. Courses and assignments are structured to give you the foundation to excel in leading, designing, conducting, and moving research to applications in clinical settings.

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