Masters in Health Science (M.H.Sc.) Program
Doctor of Philosophy in Investigative Medicine (Ph.D.) Program
The Investigative Medicine Program is a training program in clinical investigation for physicians that leads to a Ph.D. degree in Investigative Medicine awarded from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Its aim is to provide the training required to develop a broad knowledge base, analytical skill, creative thinking and the hands-on experience demanded of clinical researchers devoted to either laboratory-based or clinically-based patient-oriented investigation. Admission to the Investigative Medicine Program occurs across multiple clinical subspecialties, with a choice of focus on either patient-oriented research, disease-oriented research, or basic “translational” laboratory research. Students are provided with individualized training encompassing both formal coursework and practical experience, under the supervision and mentorship of a senior faculty member. Requirements for the Ph.D. degree are the completion of a didactic curriculum of required and elective courses, a comprehensive examination, and a research project resulting in a dissertation – under the guidance of a Qualifying and Thesis Committee. Most students will be able to obtain a Ph.D. degree in a 3-4 year timeframe.
Master of Education (M.Ed) Degree