Other Single Degree VUSM Programs

Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt University invites outstanding applicants to apply for a two-year M.S. in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) degree program. Our objective is to provide innovative clinical informatics education for working professionals in the health care field with graduates assuming leadership roles in the application and innovation of clinical informatics nationally.

Program Contact: Claudia McCarn, (615) 343-9940


Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The MSCI program trains investigators in the techniques and processes utilized in clinical and translational research. This program provides a direct, mentored experience in clinical investigation and, through didactic work, provides trainees with a strong foundation in study design, biostatistics, biomedical ethics, clinical pharmacology, human genetics and genomics. The program typically takes two years to complete. Graduates successfully compete for grants such as the NIH K23, VA Career Development Award, NIH R01, and major foundation grants.

Program Contact: Arnita L. King, (615) 322-3480


Master of Laboratory Investigation

The Master of Laboratory Investigation (MLI) program is a three-year program offered by the School of Medicine for Vanderbilt staff who have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5, have at least twelve months of residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in a research laboratory, and who are nominated by the faculty mentor in whose lab they work with a strong letter of support.

Program Contact: Faith Bishop, (615) 343-4611


Master of Public Health

MPH is a two-year program offered by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The primary objective of the program is to train public health scientists and professionals dedicated to improving the public health. The MPH includes didactic coursework, a practicum, and mentored research.

Program Contact: Annie Smart, (615) 343-6338


Master of Genetic Counseling

The Master of Genetic Counseling Program is a two-year degree program that expects to matriculate its first class of students in the fall of 2019. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are empowered to succeed in the expanding field of genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine. Genetic counselors work in a variety of settings, including patient care, research, education, and advocacy. The program will consist of coursework, clinical rotations, and research in the field of genetic counseling. Graduates of the program will complete 60 credit hours during the 21-month curriculum, and will receive a Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree.

Vanderbilt University Master of Genetic Counseling Program has achieved Candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) www.gceducation.org. Achieving Candidate status demonstrates progress towards accreditation. Having Candidate status does not guarantee accreditation.
                                                                                                         
Program Contact: Martha Dudek, MS CGC, (615) 343-1964 

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Hearing and Speech Sciences

Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree which replaced the Master of Science degree as the requirement for the entry-level practitioner of audiology. In contrast, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Audiology is offered to students interested in becoming a teacher/investigator. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Master of Education of the Deaf

This one- to two-year program emphasizes the training needed to develop spoken language and auditory skills in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is home to a unique, interdisciplinary approach to teacher training by combining training in audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education. The Mama Lere Hearing School in our National Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication serves as the professional development school for the DHSS deaf education program. This auditory oral school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing is known for its outstanding work in the areas of speech development, auditory training, cochlear implant habilitation, language and reading.

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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The MS-SLP program provides academic and clinical education leading to the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program spans two academic years (20 to 24 months). The length of the program depends upon the student's academic background.

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Medical Physics

Doctorate of Science in Medical Physics

Vanderbilt University offers the CAMPEP-Accredited Doctorate of Science degree in Medical Physics with a specialty in Radiological Medical Physics. The Vanderbilt Doctorate Program offers both therapy and diagnostic physics tracks. This interdisciplinary program is administered through the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology and Radiological Sciences in the School of Medicine.

Program Contact: Manuel Morales, Ph.D., (615) 322-2555


Master of Science in Medical Physics

Vanderbilt University offers the CAMPEP-Accredited Master of Science degree in Medical Physics with a specialty in Radiological Medical Physics. The Vanderbilt MS Program offers both therapy and diagnostic physics tracks. This interdisciplinary program is administered through the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology and Radiological Sciences in the School of Medicine.

Program Contact: Manuel Morales, Ph.D., (615) 322-2555