Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs

The Master of Science in Clinical Research is a new program for fall 2016 that was created by clinical researchers to train scientists with a variety of backgrounds. This program is well suited for career changers with a background in life, physical or clinical sciences that would like to break into the field of clinical research. It is also appropriate for individuals already in the industry and looking for additional graduate-level training.

The field of clinical research is expanding and well-trained professionals are needed to coordinate, manage, and administer clinical research and trials. This master of science degree will provide students with the foundation that they need to be an effective clinical research scientist.

Students completing the MS in Clinical Research will:

  • Understand the experimental design, statistical analysis and interpretation, and regulatory and ethical issues pertaining to human clinical research and trials.
  • Be able to read, understand, and critique published reports of clinical trials.
  • Acquire management skills that will enable them to develop a human clinical research project or trial from the idea phase to implementation to completion.
  • Be prepared for employment in the academic industrial or hospital clinical research setting.

Qualified Applicants

Prospective students with an interest in learning how to operate and manage clinical research and trials should also be:

  • Current clinical researchers looking to expand their skill sets
  • Graduates of baccalaureate programs in basic sciences, nursing, health professions, engineering, or business
  • Graduates or students of professional programs (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law)
  • Graduates or students of doctoral or post-doctoral programs.

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