Clinical Research Management (MS)

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The MS in clinical research management program prepares students to lead complex global clinical research operations at multiple types of employer settings in the rapidly growing clinical research industry. Graduates of the program will be qualified to fill specialized positions in regulatory affairs and clinical research operations. Potential employers include medical drug, device and product developers, governmental regulatory agencies, health care institutions, organizations conducting clinical research, academic medical institutions, and national and international contract research organizations.

The clinical research management program offers a transdisciplinary approach to education in the fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, the ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research, and the overall operational management of clinical drug, biological and medical device trials. The program is designed to be flexible, making it convenient for the adult learner.

Degree Offered

Clinical Research Management (MS)
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Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

Application Deadline

The following dates are for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Term Application Materials Start
Fall A 7/27/15 8/03/15 8/20/15
Fall B 9/21/15 9/28/15 10/14/15
Spring A 12/08/16 12/15/14 1/11/16
Spring B 2/15/16 2/22/16 3/14/16
Summer C 4/18/16 4/25/16 5/16/16

Applications are prioritized by student qualifications and date of application with early applications receiving higher priority. Admission for each semester will be limited to 30 students.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirement

You must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.

GPA requirement

You must have maintained a “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade point average (GPA) in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate course work. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, your application may still be considered.

If you are an international applicant, you must follow additional requirements.

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Features and Benefits

The Clinical Research Management degree program offers a trans-disciplinary approach to education in the fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, the ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research, and the overall operational management of clinical drug, biological, and medical device trials. Students accepted into this program will learn:

  • Clinical research study designs involved in the development of new drugs, medical devices, biologics, vaccines, and other medical related consumer products;
  • Clinical research project and data management;
  • Trends in global clinical trial operations;
  • Regulatory requirements for healthcare-regulated product development;
  • Clinical research process improvement techniques;
  • International, federal, state, and local regulations guiding clinical research;
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and conduct of ethical research; and
  • Fiscal aspects of the clinical trial global industry.

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