Degree Programs

Enhance your competitive edge with a degree


After gaining vital skills in the first summer of CSRI, participants have the option to continue their studies in a degree program offered by the Department of Biostatistics. The 10 academic credits earned in CSRI Boot Camp may be applied to either the Clinical Research Methods or the Patient Oriented Research degree programs. Separate application to either degree program is required. Questions regarding the degree programs should be directed to Mr. Paul McCullough , Director of Academic Programs in Biostatistics.

See here for degree program application information for prospective applicants to CSRI and for CSRI alums.



The MS/CRM track requires an additional 20 credits which may be earned in as little as 12 months following participation in CSRI Boot Camp.


REQUIRED COURSES (after completion of CSRI Boot Camp):

  • Applied Regression I - 3 credits - Fall or Spring
  • Applied Regression II - 3 credits - Spring
  • Analysis of Categorical Data - 3 - Fall, Spring or Summer
  • Introduction to Randomized Clinical Trials - 3 credits - Fall or Spring
  • Epidemiology II - 3 credits - Spring
  • Master's Essay - 3 credits - Spring


The MS-POR degree program requires an additional 20 credits. Usually the degree is completed over 2 academic years following participation in CSRI Boot Camp.


REQUIRED COURSES INCLUDE (after completion of CSRI Boot Camp):

  • Analysis of Categorical Data - 3 credits - Fall, Spring or Summer
  • Basic Lab Methods - 1 credit - Fall
  • Responsible Conduct of Research - 1 credit - Spring
  • POR Colloquium - 2 credits - both Fall and Spring required
  • Funding for Research Activities - 1 credit - Spring
  • Building Interdisciplinary Research Models - 2 credits - Spring
  • Master's Essay - 1 credit - Fall


  • Introduction to Advanced Epidemiological Methods - 1.5 credits - Summer (offered by CSRI)
  • Analysis of Large Scale Data Sets - 1.5 credits - Summer (offered by CSRI)
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - 1.5 credits - Summer (offered by CSRI)
Some students prefer to complete the bulk of their coursework during the summers in a more compressed timeframe. Those students may consider registering for CSRI Summer 2 courses which are offered through CSRI and the Department of Biostatistics. CSRI Summer 2 courses are 1.5 credits, and range from 1 week to 6 weeks in duration. See the CSRI Summer 2 course offerings here.

Applications to CSRI 2024 are open

Application deadline extended to May 15