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The most enjoyable part of a program director's job is seeing a group of enthusiastic students grow and mature over years into confident, well-trained researchers. Our task is made easier by the outstanding caliber of the students who come here, and the superb faculty who teach them.

Drexel University’s nationally ranked College of Medicine offers accredited online programs including: Master’s in Clinical Research Organization and Management; Master’s in Clinical Research for Health Professionals; Certificate in Clinical Quantitative Research Methods; and Certificate in Clinical Research. All of programs are non-thesis, fully online, graduate degree and certificate programs. These clinical research programs are uniquely designed, taught by industry experts, and are tailored for novice to experienced research professionals seeking credentials and clinical management skills.

Our programs offer opportunities for networking, broadening of knowledge, exposure to clinical research, hands-on research opportunities, potential collaboration and professional development.

Our students are from pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology, clinical research organizations, site management organizations, academia and nonprofit organizations.

These multidisciplinary programs use adult learning principles as their foundations and incorporate seven areas of study:

  • New product research and development (6 courses)
  • Compliance and safety surveillance (4 courses)
  • Ethics and law (4 courses)
  • Regulatory affairs (6 courses)
  • Biostatistics and data management (4 courses)
  • Clinical research management (5 courses)
  • New therapeutic product business and strategic planning (6 courses)

The concentration is developed to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to develop competency in these domains. Clinical research is a constantly evolving process. We strive to incorporate new courses into the program and have recently added: Information Technology in Research, Health Care Disparities, Patient-generated Data in Clinical Research; and Clinical Trial Risk Management.

Features of our programs:

  • A dedicated and experienced mentor is available to guide you to choose the right course which will allow you to grow in your current position and also prepare you for a new role.
  • Seamless transition from certificate programs to master's programs – all credits will transfer.
  • The option to defer payment of tuition until two weeks into the start of the next semester with an eligible employer reimbursement application.

Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM)

Master of Science in Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP)

Nurse in medical facility.

  • Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution, and at least two years of relevant professional experience
  • Flexible course plans cater to your career goals
  • Well-rounded, accredited curriculum that combines seven tracks of study including management training
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Health care coworkers.

  • Open to clinical residents and fellows, physician assistants, attendings, consultants and research nurses seeking to gain clinical research experience
  • Curriculum melds quantitative principles with an understanding of research processes and administration
  • Research mentors must be established researchers with a doctoral degree
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Certificate in Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research (CQCR)

Certificate of Study in Clinical Research (CCR)

Clinical researcher working in lab.

  • Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • Three-course (nine-semester credit) program that melds quantitative knowledge in epidemiology, applied biostatistics and scientific writing
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Clinical researcher looking in microscope.

  • Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • 15-semester credit program that covers both business principles and clinical research industry best practices
  • Courses offered: Epidemiology, Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics, Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
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