MS in Medical Sciences Dual Degree Options

Dual Degree Program in Medical Sciences and Clinical Investigation

Susan S. Fish, PhD.,
Director and Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Contact:  Stacey Hess Pino, Assistant Director

A number of the students in the Medical Sciences Program who take the Clinical Investigation electives in that concentration do so to gain a clinical research background prior to attending medical school.  As well, some students elect to pursue a M.S. in Medical Sciences and an M.S. in Clinical Investigation with the intent of pursing clinical research related career opportunities in academic institutions, or in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industries.  The  Dual Degree Program in Medical Science and Clinical Investigation would give these students an opportunity to gain training that will serve them well as clinician- researcher.

Dual Degree Program in MS Medical Sciences  and MA Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine (MHCBM).

Stephen Brady, PhD
Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

The MMS/MHBM is an 85-credit Dual Degree Program. This program offers students an opportunity to combine a broad-based program in Medical Sciences with a professional study in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine including a strong academic foundation in neuroscience.  The MMS/MHCBM program is designed to be completed in as little as two years, including summer sessions, or three years excluding summer sessions. In addition to coursework graduates will develop research skills in the medical sciences as part of their successful completion of a thesis, and clinical mental health skills which include substantial field training.  Successful completion of the program will also lead to eligibility for independent licensure as a mental health counselors.  Students completing the program will be awarded a Masters of Arts in both Medical Science and Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine.