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The Graduate College > Clinical Research > Admissions to the MS in Clinical Research Program
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The Master of Science in clinical research program is targeted to health care professionals with advanced degrees, including MD, PhD or PharmD degrees. Students with other advanced degrees, including nursing degrees, pharmacy degrees, and those with experience in clinical trials may also apply. 

See the Rush University Catalog (pages 207 - 210) for more information about the Master of Science in clinical research.

Admission Requirements:
             In a maximum of 500 words, address (A) any past activities, work
             and/or research experience that influenced your decision to enter your
             intended field of study, (B) the path you took to prepare, both 
             academically and personally, for a career in health care and (C) your 
             career goals and how a Rush University degree can be instrumental
             to achieving them.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended at college or university level.
    • Applicants from institutions outside of the US must provide an ECE course by course evaluation of your official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (2 should come from academic sources)
  • GRE scores or US MLE Step 1 scores
  • Offiical TOEFL score or USMLE Step 2 (CK and CS) will be required for non-native English speakers only
The only term of entry is in the Fall.  Students select Fall term of the Graduate College.
Application Deadlines:
  • All applications strongly encouraged to be in by June 1st for best consideration.
  • June 1st is the final deadline for all international applicants.
  • July 15th is the final date we will be considering applicants for admission although the program may be full by then

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