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Master of Health Science (MHS) Degree

  • About the MHS

    Yale School of Medicine offers a two-year Master of Health Science (MHS) degree for applicants with YSM resident, fellow, or faculty appointments, and anyone with a doctorate degree from across the Yale community and outside partners. The MHS program has been restructured beginning with the class entering in 2024. Major requirements for the MHS degree include successful completion of a tailored curriculum (30+ credits), Research in Progress seminars, and mentored research resulting in an original thesis.

    The program offers four tracks from which applicants may choose:

    Each track is designed to provide exposure to diverse research areas, more robust training, and formalized cohort building and peer-to-peer mentoring. This new structure for the two-year MHS applies to new students; current students will not have additional formal course requirements or changes to their tuition structure.

  • Why an MHS?

    The Yale MHS degree is designed to provide rigorous training for future independent investigators and educational leaders. Through a meaningful and robust training program, the institution assures trainees a track to accelerate their research careers, while promoting diversity, including within the physician-scientist workforce. The program offers an avenue for those who may not have had earlier training opportunities to fulfill their academic goals. It has a strong mentorship component, including peer-to-peer mentorship.

Choose your track for the MHS Degree

  • Advanced Health Sciences Research

    The Advanced Health Sciences Research (AHSR) curriculum represents an exceptional opportunity for MHS candidates who are interested in outcomes and effectiveness research – with an emphasis on employing community engagement, health policy, or clinical outcomes studies to improve health and health care.

    More about the Advanced Health Sciences Research (MHS-AHSR) Track

  • Clinical Informatics & Data Science

    The Clinical Informatics and Data Science MHS is designed for graduates with clinical backgrounds who wish to gain competency in informatics and data science through core required courses and research activities. The science of informatics drives innovation that is defining future approaches to information and knowledge management in biomedical research and healthcare.

    More about the Clinical Informatics & Data Science (MHS-CIDS) Track

  • Clinical Investigation

    The Clinical Investigation MHS Track aims to train the next generation of multidisciplinary clinicians, physician-scientists, and scientists in clinical investigation. Participants will learn to conduct rigorous clinical research, evaluate evidence-based practices, translate and reverse-translate findings to bring solutions to diseases, provide optimal care for patients, and enhance collaboration between scientists and clinicians.

    More about the Clinical Investigation (MHS-CI) Track

  • Medical Education

    This two-year degree program in the Medical Education track features an education research project and includes a comprehensive curriculum for individuals interested in developing a career in the field of medical education.

    More about the Medical Education (MHS-MedEd) Track