Monday, September 15, 2014

Masters degrees in clinical research

There are many types of masters degrees in the area of clinical research. Let's take a look at some of these:

The NIH-Duke Master's Program in Clinical Research is a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and Duke University Medical Center. This collaborative training program between the NIH Clinical Center and the Duke University School of Medicine provides formalized academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research for health professionals at the NIH. Designed primarily for physicians who are training for careers in clinical research, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis. Courses for this program are offered at the Clinical Center by means of video-conferencing from Duke or on-site by adjunct faculty.

In NJ at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, you can pursue a Masters of Science in Clinical Trial Sciences. This program is housed within the Department of Health Informatics in the Rutger's School of Health Related Professions. It is a 36 academic credit program consisting of a 9 credit core along with 27 credits of specialization courses and electives. The core curriculum is specifically designed to be broad enough in its scope to prepare students to work in a variety of job roles related to clinical trials. The content of the core includes the design, initiation, and monitoring of clinical drug trials, federal and international regulations governing drug development, ethics in clinical trials, and a graduate project individualized to the students’ interest and job responsibilities.

Temple University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine through a collaboration between the College of Health Professions and Social Work and the School of Medicine.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research which is a track in the Master of Science program in Epidemiology. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the clinician or clinician-in-training by providing a combination of course work and research experiences needed for a successful career in clinical investigation. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of clinical research methodology, biostatistics, and research ethics and will provide participants with the necessary skills to conduct independent clinical research, to teach, and to mentor others.

Washington University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management. This program is designed for experienced professionals working in academic research centers or private industry who seek greater depth and breadth of study in the science and business of clinical research. The Master of Science in Clinical Research Management is awarded by University College, the evening and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences. The program is offered in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine, and more specifically, the Center for Applied Research Sciences and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences.

Interested in an online master's degree in clinical research?

Drexel offers an MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals. The MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals is designed for health professionals interested in pursuing careers in clinical research. Coursework from the Clinical Research Organization and Management program is combined with mentored research activities conducted at the student’s home institution or company.

Arizona State University offers an online Master of Science in Clinical Research Management. This program is for health care professionals nationally and internationally for advanced education as clinical research professionals in the diverse and complex clinical research industry.

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