Due to COVID-19 the MPHS program has moved to a hybrid lecturing model with virtual teaching and some in-person components.

For questions, please contact the Program Coordinator:
Blanka Hodzic at bhodzic@wustl.edu.

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2020-2021 calendar

Fall 1: August 24 – October 16, 2020
Fall 2: October 19 – December 11, 2020

Winter session: January 11 – January 15, 2021

Spring 1: January 19 – March 12, 2021
Spring 2: March 15 – May 10, 2021


Clinical outcomes research training for physicians & clinical doctorates

Learn about the MD/MPHS degree

The MD/MPHS program allows medical students to add clinical research methods training to their medical school experience. Students in our program work on a research project and use that project to complete MPHS coursework in 10 months, creating the ideal combination of didactic training and hands-on experience. MPHS leadership can help you find a research project or lab that fits your goals and interests.

Accelerate your academic research career

Broaden your expertise from how to conduct a single research project to the all-important why questions in clinical and population health research methodology and principles — the knowledge base needed for a career as a physician-researcher.

Boost your research quality & productivity

Learn in classes customized for clinicians and taught by faculty at a top medical institution renowned for teaching, patient care and cutting-edge research. Maximize your research productivity by using your current, ongoing research projects for course assignments. With no thesis requirement, the MPHS degree can be obtained in as few as 10 months, with part-time study options available.

Improve patient & population health

Gain a strong foundation in leading, designing and applying study results. We train physicians, clinical doctorates and medical students from all medical specialties using a population health research curriculum that covers: clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, comparative effectiveness research, clinical outcomes, randomized controlled trials and more.

Alumni spotlights

“The MPHS program attracted me because I wanted to get formalized training in statistics and research methodology in order to gain the skills to be an independent researcher in my future career.” – Cynthia Wang

“Formal research training provides you the tools that set you up for success in grants and manuscripts, and I wish I had obtained this degree earlier on.” – Adam Lewkowitz


Fall 2018 MPHS News Bulletin

The fall 2018 News Bulletin for the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program is now available! Download your PDF copy. Spotlights for this spring include: Publication spotlights Alumni Spotlights: Adam Lewkowski, MD, & Cynthia Wang, MD/MPHS candidate Faculty recognition: Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, & Aimee James, PhD, MPH Funding announcements Program reminders for […]

Bettina Drake video of disparities in Veterans featured on DOD website

Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences, is featured on a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) video comparing prostate cancer outcomes in VA Hospitals among African-American veterans vs. other veterans. As a whole, African-American men are more likely to develop and die from prostate cancer than […]

SAS tutoring fall 2018

To improve students’ skills in SAS for statistics and data management and analysis, the MPHS program will hold a weekly SAS office hour during the fall semester (August 29, 2018 – December 19, 2018). This is to help students who have technical questions about SAS programming that are related to their coursework and those with […]