Master of Science in Clinical Research

Application Sumbissions for Fall 2021 Now Open

The Master of Science in Clinical Research is a two-year (five semesters) program that aims to provide the tools and guidance necessary to undertake clinical research. The student takes two semesters of class (Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 to 6 p.m.) followed by three semesters of mentored clinical research.

Clinical research courses include the following

  • Clinical Trials I & II
  • Biostatistics I & 2
  • Bioinformatics 1 & 2
  • Intro to Drug & Device Development: the U.S. Regulatory Process
  • Epidemiology
  • Tools for Research
  • Grantsmanship
  • Ethics and the IRB

Students who take the Master of Science in Clinical Research will complete a master’s thesis that can also be a publication and the basis of a National Institutes of Health career development award.

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Tuition, fees and aid

  • Complete tuition and fee information is available here.
  • Rush offers financial aid and scholarships to qualified applicants.
  • Stroger affiliates can qualify for a reduced tuition rate.
  • Rush employees can qualify for tuition reimbursement through the Linking Education and Performance, or LEAP, program. With the LEAP benefit, you will pay $5,000 total for the program ($2,500 per year). Contact your benefits specialist for LEAP benefit and qualification information.