Master of Population Health Sciences

The Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) program equips clinicians and clinical doctorates with the advanced population-based clinical outcomes research expertise that is necessary for successful careers as independent clinician-researchers. The full-time, 10-month format integrates easily into a clinical career. Part-time study options are also available for those with clinical duties.

The goal of the MPHS program is to ensure students can transfer and apply the sophisticated population health research methods skills learned in the program throughout their careers. This goal is accomplished in several ways, including:

  • Core quantitative courses – The MPHS program has a unique depth of core quantitative methods courses. The quantitative curriculum emphasizes the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in approaching clinical effectiveness and outcomes research.
  • Applied coursework – The MPHS does not require a research thesis/capstone. Instead, the program makes innovative use of applied coursework to focus on the long-term application of skills. Using topics relevant to their careers and interests, the applied coursework allows MPHS students to practice the art of developing research study protocols, performing systematic reviews, designing epidemiologic studies and more. By developing these skills across a thematic research area of interest, students are well positioned to apply this knowledge to future studies as their careers advance. Elective courses range from Randomized Controlled Trials to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis and Comparative Effectiveness Research.
  • Focused concentrations – Four concentration options (Clinical Epidemiology; Health Services; Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Sciences; Quantitative Methods) allow students to further hone their population health research skills to match clinical interests. 

Learn more at www.mphs.wustl.edu.