Apply for M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis

January 24, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (CRDSA) On Job/On Campus master of science program is designed for health care professionals who are involved in clinical research.

The program is hosted by the Department of Biostatistics within the U-M School of Public Health and helps students develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis — while continuing their professional employment.

The School of Public Health pioneered this non-residential format in 1972, and approximately 800 students have successfully completed the CRDSA program since its inception.

Participants meet in Ann Arbor for a four-day weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) once every 4 to 5 weeks for 30 hours of class time. Between weekends on campus, participants complete course assignments and work on projects while remaining in their jobs.

Upon completion of the program, students can earn 25 CME credits.

Covered topics include

  • Biostatistics for clinical researchers
  • Survey sampling for clinical research
  • Statistical methods for epidemiology
  • Clinical trials and study design
  • Biostatistical modeling in clinical research
  • Methods of epidemiology: Measure and measurement
  • Planning and funding clinical research
  • Psychosocial aspects of research: Data collection and threats to validity
  • Legal rules and ethical issues for clinical research
  • Cost utility analysis and clinical research
  • Statistical analysis and presentation of research topics
  • Computer packages

For information about admission criteria and requirements, click here.

If you have any questions, email them to or call 734-615-9812.