Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research
Develop your expertise in clinical research.
Cultivate your skillset in clinical research through enrollment in the online Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research (MACPR) program. The program's course work will prepare you with the strategies and experience needed to excel as an effective administrator, regulatory compliance specialist or research team member in clinical research.
This program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by faculty across the Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine and Nursing. Course offerings include topics such as medical product development and regulation, clinical research site and study management, and regulatory strategy and clinical trial reporting.
As a graduate of this program, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct, manage and regulate clinical trials. Ohio State welcomes applicants with any undergraduate degree. Previously, students with degrees in the social sciences, nursing, public health, business, biology and other health-related disciplines have successfully been admitted to this program.
The Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research program offers two interdisciplinary specializations:
- Clinical Research Management: The Clinical Research Management Specialization focuses on the management of systems and processes in the conduct of clinical trials to prepare graduates to lead complex national and international clinical research operations. Graduates of this track will have attained the skills to work as Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) or Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) representing the study sponsor or investigation site and to advance their careers as clinical research administrators.
- Regulatory Affairs: The Regulatory Affairs Specialization emphasizes the assurance of the safe and effective medical product development and use throughout the product life cycle through regulatory oversight and strategy. Graduates from this track will have the skills to interpret FDA and international agencies' regulations and guide regulatory strategy and operations. Regulatory compliance professionals work in many settings, including government, industry, clinical research organizations, and academic institutions.