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About the CRME Program

The Loyola Masters of Science in Clinical Research Methods Program includes classes on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Clinical Trials along with supervised computer lab work in conjunction with research mentoring.

The research project is the culminating experience of the Master’s program and will require each student to design a clinical research proposal or completion of a research project.

Each course last 10 weeks, and classes are held in the evenings once a week from 6-9 p.m. A total of 24 credit hours and a completed research project are required for completion of degree.


  • Epidemiology I (3 credit hours)
  • Epidemiology II (3 credit hours)
  • Biostatistics I (3 credit hours) (Overlap with BMSC402)
  • Biostatistics II (3 credit hours)
  • Multivariate Modeling (3 credit hours)
  • Clinical Trials (3 credit hours)
  • Clinical Bioethics (3 credit hours) (BEPH401) Offered by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy


  • International Health (3 credit hours)
  • Meta-Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • Journal Club Seminar (1 credit hour)


All students must demonstrate integration of knowledge obtained through the program by presenting a research project to the Masters of Science in Clinical Research Methods Program Curriculum Committee. This research project will incorporate the skills and concepts obtained from the coursework. Faculty will provide feedback on the oral presentation. A first authored original research manuscript must then be submitted to a journal for publication for degree conferral. Students will be assigned 2 mentors, one from the Masters of Science in Clinical Research Methods Program faculty and a one from a clinical department suitable for their project. Students will choose their own research topic, but all topics must be approved by both mentors.


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