MD and Clinical Research

MUSC offers a combined MD degree and the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program.  

The MD/MSCR will provide any medical student with an interest in acquiring core competencies in clinical research the opportunity to earn a combined degree without markedly extending their training time. It is expected  that most students will complete the MD/MSCR in five years (vs four years for the MD only). Exceptional students could complete the combined degree in four years by taking the  MSCR courses during the four years of medical school. MSCR courses are offered online to best accommodate medical students' schedules.