The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences’ (DQHS) graduate program is designed to equip its graduates with skills for successful careers in quantitative health sciences and clinical research. The program is currently offered in two ways – a Master of Science in Quantitative Health and Clinical Research (MSQHCR) (2 year program) and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research (GCERT-CR) (2 semester program).
The Master’s program offers two tracks – Clinical Research (CR) and Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS). Designed to provide the training, tools, and skills for advanced data analysis, the program will enable students to address health disparities and other translational health initiatives through ethical research. This is a unique program offered in Hawaiʻ i for individuals interested in pursuing research and research support careers in academia, government laboratories, healthcare organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.
The GCERT-CR is ideal for medical trainees, gap-year students, and health professionals. Credits earned through the GCERT-CR can be transferred to the MSQHCR if students opt to pursue an MS degree.
Graduates of our programs pursue research and research support careers in academia, government laboratories, healthcare organizations, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to offering knowledge and skills needed for careers in quantitative health and clinical research, the graduate program is an effective educational opportunity for newly trained investigators, actively facilitating career development and encouraging research collaborations, especially related to health disparities research. By providing high-quality training, the program aims to increase the critical mass of clinical research at the University of Hawaiʻi, including its minority investigators. Prospective students include junior faculty, fellows, residents, and other students from health sciences, natural sciences and physical sciences.