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Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation

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The Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) are the first of their kind.

A joint venture between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH) and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM), GTPCI trains clinicians to become clinical scientists.

Students gain the skills necessary to design and conduct clinical investigations of emerging medical treatments and technologies, and to apply new diagnostic techniques and approaches to the study of human pathophysiology.

Effective August 2023, GTPCI introduced four academic pathways for PhD and MHS studentsGeneral Clinical Investigation (including clinical trials), Disease Oriented StudiesData Science (including machine learning and artificial intelligence), and Health Services Research.  The field of clinical investigation has expanded since GTPCI began in 1993, so the goal of these pathways is to allow students more flexibility to choose coursework relevant to their academic interests. 

We work mostly with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and other allied health professionals working with human subjects in clinical investigation.

Our graduates pursue careers in academia, and as independent clinical investigators at pharmaceutical firms, federal research, public health, and regulatory agencies.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Investigation is designed for candidates who currently hold a postdoctoral fellowship or junior faculty appointment within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.


Master of Health Science

The Master of Health Science (MHS) in Clinical Investigation is a one-year, non-research requiring degree.  To apply, it is not necessary for MHS candidates to have an appointment within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.



The Science of Clinical Investigation Training Program (SOCI) is an opportunity for clinical scientists to enhance their theoretical and practical skills in design, implementation and interpretation of data from clinical investigations.


News and Events

The Science of Clinical Investigation Training Program (SOCI) is now available online!

Congratulations to our faculty who continue to earn recognition for outstanding course evaluations for course content and teaching!