Online Master of Clinical Research
Develop your expertise in clinical research.
Cultivate your skillset in clinical research through enrollment in the 100% online Master of Clinical Research program. The program's coursework 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. All courses are asynchronous and are mapped to the Joint Task Force Framework preparing students for the workforce and certification.
This online clinical research program has been awarded esteemed academic accreditation and offers a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by faculty across the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. Course offerings include the science and practice of research methods, medical product regulation, research ethics, pharmacology, statistics, project management, and research operations and quality management.
This is an applied program using experiential learning. You will add real-world course products to demonstrate acquired clinical research competencies in your MCR ePortfolio. As a graduate of this program, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct, manage and regulate clinical trials. Applicants with any undergraduate degree are welcome to apply. 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. Admission to this program is available each autumn, spring, and summer semester.
Not yet ready for a master’s program? Our online Clinical Research Management certificate may be the right fit. The graduate certificate program can be completed in two semesters, and all courses can be transferred to the master’s degree.
Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online.
Class Format: Most courses are offered asynchronously, meaning that you can attend classes on your own time.
Credit Hours Required: 36
Cost Per Credit Hour: $968.27 (includes instructional, general, and program fees). See the full cost breakdown here.
Admission Requirements: Completed bachelor’s degree, a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last degree earned relevant to the program of study.
Time to Completion: Three-six semesters (around 1-3 years)
Clinical Research Management
This 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
This specialization emphasizes the assurance of the safe and effective medical product development and use throughout the product life cycle through regulatory strategy, oversight and technical writing. 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.