Master of Science in Clinical Research

Application for Fall 2023 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 core courses followed by three semesters of mentored clinical research.

Clinical research courses include the following

  • Clinical Research Design
  • Biostatistics I & Biostatistics II
  • Bioinformatics & Bioinformatics II
  • Epidemiology & Advanced Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Outcomes
  • Grant Writing
  • Ethics and IRB
  • Clinical Research in Practice

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

Clinical Research Program Quick Facts
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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. Contact your benefits specialist or department administrator for LEAP benefit and qualification information.