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.
The program provides a strong foundation in research methodology and program/project management, including training in research ethics and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The disciplinary purpose and ultimate goal of the program is to provide clinical professionals with the necessary preparation for successful careers in clinical research.
The CRP track is a 30 credit hour program designed to be completed in 2-3 years, on a part-time basis.
Successful graduates of the program will receive formal training in the management of clinical research, improving their abilities to coordinate and lead studies in a variety of settings, including academic health centers and pharmaceutical companies. Students will be able to demonstrate the organizational, communication, and operational skills needed to manage and execute complex clinical research projects; develop and implement procedures related to data management, research/regulatory documentation, and quality assurance; and lead and manage diverse clinical research teams effectively.
It is anticipated that most graduates of the program will hold positions as clinical research assistants, clinical research senior professionals, clinical research managers, clinical research directors, research nurses, clinical research coordinators (I-IV), senior clinical research coordinators, data managers, and research assistants.
To earn the MSCTR-CRP, trainees must complete:
- 30 graduate credit hours (including two thesis or capstone project credit hours from the posted curriculum)
- A thesis or capstone project
Additional Program Information
- CTR Training Program FAQ (PDF)
Online Summer Session Information
Trainees may begin the MSCTR-PI, MSCTR-CRP, or Graduate Certificate programs in the Summer or the Fall. Most trainees begin the program by enrolling in the Summer Session, which runs from June through the first week of August. All courses are offered online.
During the 6 weeks, students may enroll in the following courses:
- Introduction to Biostatistics (PDF)
- Introduction to Epidemiology (PDF)
- IRB Process & Protocol (PDF)
- Scientific Integrity (PDF)
- Statistical Computation & Software (PDF)
- Scientific Writing (PDF)
- Survey of Clinical & Translational Research (PDF)
For more information, please contact Beth Virant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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