Information for Prospective MSCI Students

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program accepts students from a variety of healthcare backgrounds who are interested in gaining the skills to conduct sound clinical research, particularly in translational and clinical epidemiologic patient-oriented research. Students may enroll at the start of any of the 4 quarters. This is part-time program offers evening courses in a live setting.

More information can be found below.

Tuition rates for MSCI students can be found here

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate professional degree in a health-care related subject area (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, PharmD, etc.)
  • Professional healthcare experience
  • Test scores (GRE, USMLE, or MCAT)
    • TOEFL scores required of most international applicants. Minimums are 80 (internet based)/213 (computer based)/550 (paper based).
    • TOEFL can be waived if you have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited, four-year institution or equivalent OR a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. In both cases, English MUST be the official language of instruction. 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official post-secondary transcripts, sent directly from issuing institution's registrar to:
    Graduate School Admissions Office
    633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL  60208-1113
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One letter from the primary research mentor
    • For applicants NOT anticipating tuition support from their Department/Division: One letter from secondary research mentor 
    • For applicants anticipating tuition support from their Department/Division: letter from Department/Division Administrator or Chief outlining support
  • A confirmed mentor with data that is available for secondary analysis
  • History of publications or first-authored presentations at academic conferences.

Application Process

  • Submit an application with required attachments through The Graduate School. See above for transcript submission information. 
    • Upcoming application deadlines:
      • Winter, 2018: November 13th, 2017
      • Spring, 2018: January 29th, 2018
      • Summer, 2018: April 2nd, 2018
      • Fall, 2018: July 9th, 2018
  • Schedule an interview with the MSCI Program Director. This is to be done after your application is complete. 

Newly Admitted Students

For additional administrative information upon acceptance into the program, please see The Graduate School New Student Website