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Clinical Research Professionals (CRP) Track

The Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research - Clinical Research Professionals track (MSCTR-CRP) is designed specifically for clinical research professionals who coordinate, manage, and lead collaborative research projects and clinical trials.

Applicants to the MSCTR-CRP program should possess at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the sciences, with a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA.

Depending on an applicant’s educational background and work experience, he or she may be required to complete one or more prerequisites in Physiology. If the Admissions Committee determines an applicant does not have a strong science background, the applicant will be required to complete Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL-1015) or Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL-2001C) prior to beginning MSCTR-CRP coursework.

Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year and, upon acceptance, students can begin the program in any semester.

The deadlines are:

  • Fall Semester: August 9
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: June 1

The following materials are required from all applicants:

  1. Graduate School Application select the application that reads: Clinical & Translational Research-Clinical Research Professional, Master of Science
  2. 3-5 professional career goals relating to the field of clinical research
  3. Personal Summary: a one-page statement of how your current professional experience relates to the field of clinical research, and how being accepted into this program will enhance your career goals within this field. 
  4. Current CV/Resume/Biosketch
  5. Three Professional References: You will be asked to enter information for each of your professional references as part of the Graduate School application. The references will then receive an email with their login information and a link where they can upload a letter of recommendation/respond to a series of questions about you. Your references should contact the Program Coordinator, Beth Virant at if they have questions.
  6. GRE: Only applicants with a combined undergraduate or graduate GPA of less than 3.0 will be required to submit a GRE score, taken within the last five years. Please contact Beth Virant at for waiver options.
  7. Proof of English Proficiency for International Students (One of the following):
    • Official TOEFL scores: Minimum of 80 Internet-based or a score of 20 or higher on each of the three components of the new "paper-delivered test". Scores should be sent to UC using its CEEB code: 1833.
    • Official IELTS scores: Minimum of 6.5 Overall Band score. Send scores to the Graduate School's e-download account: University of Cincinnati - Graduate School
      110 Van Wormer Hall
      PO Box 210627
      Ohio, 45221-0627
      United States
    • Duolingo English Scores: Minimum of 105. Submit scores by logging into your Duolingo account:
      • Scroll down to the results that you would like to share, and click “Send Results”
      • Select “University” Type in “University of Cincinnati Graduate Programs” and click the checkbox; press “Next”
      • Confirm that your information is correct and submit
    • Automatic English Waiver are issued for completing a baccalaureate or higher degree from Country listed on graduate school's page.
    • Applicants can request an English waiver by sending steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE directly to the graduate school:
  8. Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities where you received a degree. These will be uploaded into the application system. 
  9. Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities where you received a degree. Official transcript(s) will be sent to the UC Graduate School. Please contact the graduate studies office,, for more information.
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