The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree is an online program:
- Designed to educate students in literature evaluation, study design, research methodologies, data management, and statistical analysis and interpretation.
- Offers the same intensity and quality of face-to-face classes, but without the time and travel constraints of a traditional classroom.
- Allows students to excel academically as well as professionally in the exciting and growing field of clinical research
- Specifically designed to enhance interaction between peers, faculty and industry professionals
- Culminates with a research project based on the students’ therapeutic interest. Students may work independently or collaborate with another MSCR student. The faculty serve as research project advisors throughout the entire research project experience
- Prepares graduates to enter the field in positions including data managers, medical writers, clinical research monitors, study coordinators, regulatory affairs specialists, Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrators and project specialists. In addition, many graduates pursue professional degrees within the medical and health sciences fields
- Can benefit students in all walks of life, ranging from working professionals, students in other professional educational programs, as well as individuals desiring to enhance their employment opportunities.
This program is completely online with no residency required; therefore, international applicants are not eligible to receive U.S. student visas.
The online classes in the MSCR program:
- Are specifically designed for collaboration and interaction with peers and faculty.
- Will host a variety of both interactive and independent learning formats so as to best meet the varied learning needs of our students. Examples of collaborative formats include group projects, discussion boards, presentations, synchronous class sessions, webinars with guest speakers, real-time access to students and faculty via online classrooms or chat rooms, and peer review of assignments. In addition, collaborative methods are supplemented with independent assignments, such as readings, videos, individual assignments, self-assessments, quizzes, exams, and tutorials
- Utilize online sessions where professors are able to hold quizzes and surveys in real time to evaluate student’s knowledge and comfort levels with covered topics. Online sessions can be recorded and later viewed by students unable to attend live.
- Allow students to have the ability to work collaboratively in real time in virtual meeting rooms any time; day or night, without professor involvement. In these virtual meeting rooms, they can broadcast their computer screens, annotate on virtual whiteboards, share web content and more.
According to Clinical Today, the clinical research field is expanding more quickly than ever; and, students with a background in clinical research are in high demand. The MS in Clinical Research program equips students with skills in critical thinking so they will be prepared for careers in industry, education, medical, and research settings. The expected job outlook is strong for MSCR candidates.
Cost & Fees
Application Fee: $50
Tuition (per credit hour) : $775
General Fees (per semester)
MSCR - $375
- Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university (Exceptions: BSCR/MSCR 4+1 and PharmD/MSCR applicants).
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- GRE verbal ≥ 50th percentile, quantitative ≥ 50th percentile, analytical writing ≥ 3.0 (a written request may be made for the consideration of PCAT/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT scores).
- TOEFL > 100 (internet-based) or IELTS > 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.
- All required academic coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with earned grades of “C” or higher.
- Anatomy & Physiology (must be completed prior to enrolling in CLNR 519 Physical & Clinical Assessment).
- Statistics (must be completed prior to enrolling in the Biostatistics course sequence)
- Science Courses (12 hours, including 2 courses with labs must be completed prior to matriculation).