Master of Medical Sciences In Clinical Investigation

Master of Medical Sciences In Clinical Investigation

About the MMSCI Degree

The Harvard Medical School Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) Degree provides world-class training in the methods and conduct of clinical investigation for future leaders in patient-oriented research.

This two-year degree program is residential and will require accepted students to move to Boston for the duration of the program. The MMSCI degree program combines innovative forms of pedagogy from leading Harvard faculty with an individual mentored research experience in a Harvard-affiliated laboratory.

Why Choose a Harvard Medical School Master's Program?

Since its establishment in 1782, Harvard Medical School has become synonymous with excellence in biomedical research, education and clinical care. Our world-class faculty continually push the boundaries of science and innovation as we strive to fulfill our mission to alleviate human suffering caused by disease.

Consistent with this mission, the HMS Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) program aims to train and nurture the next generation of world leaders in patient-oriented research. The MMSCI curriculum is delivered by leading Harvard clinical research faculty, whose expertise in patient-oriented investigation provide an unrivaled learning experience, thereby ensuring the success of each individual student.

We invite you to join our academic community at Harvard Medical School and experience learning in a program that will excite, challenge and inspire you as you embark on one of the most important journeys of your research career.

Mentored Research Experience

MMSCI provides each student with the unique opportunity to become immersed in a Harvard-based research group, and to develop and implement their individual research projects under the direct supervision of a Harvard mentor. Guided by a dedicated thesis committee, each student must complete two first-author manuscripts based on the work from their individual projects. Our innovative curriculum is specifically designed to deliver the theoretical and practical skills that will complement this mentored research experience.

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We are now accepting applications. Applications will close on May 1, 2018.

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