Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods
The competition for a spot in a top doctoral program or a research job in clinical psychology is fierce. That’s why Fordham has developed a unique M.S. degree program in clinical research methods to give you the competitive edge.
Whether your goal is to earn a Ph.D. or to pursue a nondoctoral research position, our two-year program will provide you with an intensive research experience and a deep understanding of the core elements of graduate-level psychology.
This is a highly selective program that accepts only a handful of strong applicants every year. However, an extensive background in psychology or prior research experience is not a prerequisite.
- Emphasis on research methodology, psychopathology, psychological statistics, and research ethics
- Opportunity to conduct research with a Fordham faculty member or with one of our prestigious partner institutions, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Ability to tailor your course of study to your interests under the guidance of a faculty mentor
- Designed as a two-year program for full-time students
- Evening courses available for part-time students
- Curriculum requires 12 courses for a total of 36 credits, including four courses on essential elements of clinical psychology research, two scientific breadth courses, and four electives
- Semester-long research practicum and master’s thesis required
Many of our students will go on to doctoral work. Nondoctoral careers include:
- Policy analyst
- Research administrator
- Project coordinator