Master’s Degree (Plan A or B )
Adult learning theory and problem-based learning will be used to ensure that graduates develop the skills to become self-directed learners. The five competency domains include research, professionalism/ethics, culturally competent leadership and communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and self-directed learning. Traditional graduate course evaluations will be complemented by outcome evaluation criteria developed by the Curriculum Advisory Committee to determine whether students have met competency requirements.
Didactic Component – 15-19 Credits
Note: One semester credit is equivalent to fifteen contact hours in a semester.
Trainees must earn grades of B or better in all courses for successful completion; courses that do not result in a grade of B or better will not be counted toward the degree. An overall B average must be maintained to continue in the MSCR program.
- Approval of a research proposal.
- Receipt of IRB approval.
- Completion of a clinical research project.
- Preparation and presentation of an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at a regional/national scientific forum/meeting/congress.
- Preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
- Completion of a thesis
- Consistent attendance at all meetings.
- Acceptance of responsibility for all assigned seminar presentations.
- Satisfactory peer evaluations.
- Submission of self-evaluation portfolio describing learning outcomes.