Master of Science in Clinical Research

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring

As a clinical researcher, you bring the latest breakthroughs from the lab to the world. In this program, you’ll build on your undergraduate degree to develop, conduct, and monitor clinical trials on either a patient-based clinical research track or an industry-related track.

During this flexible program, you can study part-time or full-time, online or on campus in less than two years. You’ll learn from executives with experience in drugs, devices and biologics, healthcare and policy, in face-to-face settings. You’ll graduate with broad knowledge of clinical research topics, including bioethics and regulations, product (drug, device, biologic, etc.) development, biostatistics, research methodology, protocol design, proposal development, clinical trial management, and regulatory affairs. And you’ll join a substantial network of alumni who work in the industry as you build your career.  

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree in related field preferred
  • Experience, interest or current employment in a research field

MCR 801
Pharmaceutical R&D: From Discovery to Market 3
MCR 802 Research Methodology and Development of Protocols and Proposals 3
MCR 803 Conducting Clinical Research Studies
MCR 804 Graduate Project in Clinical Research 3
DRA 804
FDA and Regulatory Affairs
DRA 807 Statistics in Clinical Research 3
DRA 808
Laws and Regulations Governing Human Research
DRA 809
Health Epidemiology 3
Electives 6

Program Electives

PBH 715 Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences
DRA 806 Health Economics DRA 807 3
PEP 801 Quantitative Methods in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy PSB 320 3
PEP 802 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
PEP 803 Qualitative & Survey Methods in Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
PEP 805 Behavioral Theories of Health, Illness, and Drug Use
PEP 806 Pharmacoepidemiology Applications PEP 801, PEP 803, DRA 807 3
PEP 810 Global Pharmaceutical Policies PSB 320, PEP 802 3
PEP 811 Pharmaceutical Marketing Applications PSB 320, PEP 802 3
*PSB 320 Prerequisite for International Students
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