The curriculum is fundamentally designed to support innovative, fellow-driven original research. Throughout their fellowship, Scholars are guided by a mentorship committee of experienced faculty selected specifically for each scholar. Bi-weekly mentee meetings led by the program directors allow groups of scholars to discuss progress in their projects and receive feedback from each other and faculty.
Scholars select their research projects to take advantage of close, long-standing linkages. These include nearby ongoing community-based research in settings such as the Prevention Research Center, the Detroit Community ─ Academic Urban Research Center; statewide policy centers; and strong University and VA regional health systems. At the conclusion of the first year, scholars receive a master's degree in Health and Health Care Research.
Specific Course Requirements
A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for the M.S. degree with 16 credits taken in both fall and winter terms.
Students take a midterm and final exam each term.