Master of Science in Clinical Research Admissions & Deadlines

The Graduate College encourages diversity among our student population and seeks to admit persons from various backgrounds. Competitive applicants may be asked to interview.

How to apply

To apply to the Master of Science in clinical research program, complete the following steps:

Submit an application using the Rush Application.

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You will also need the following ready to submit through the Rush Application:

  1. Personal statement
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three references

Submit additional application materials according to your affiliation and prior training (see list below). You can email or mail these materials to the following address:

The Graduate College
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 438
Chicago, IL 60612

  1. Rush residents and fellows need to submit United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores 
  2. Stroger residents, fellows and faculty need to submit the following:
    1. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores
    2. Copy of Stroger ID and letter of appointment
  3. International medical graduates (who are not Rush or Stroger employees) need to submit the following:
    1. Medical school diploma (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate) 
    2. Official course-by-course evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (we not accept evaluations from World Education Services)
    3. GRE scores or United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) steps 1, step 2CK and step 2CS
    4. TOEFL scores, if English is not your native language, or USMLE step 3

Application dates and deadlines

Deadline for US Citizens and Permanent Residents: July 30, 2019

Deadline for International Students: March 15, 2019

Tuition, fees and aid

View tuition rates here

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.

Rush offers financial aid and scholarships to qualified applicants.

Admissions Contact

600 S. Paulina St., Suite 438
Armour Academic Center
Chicago, IL  60612

Phone:  (312) 942-3589

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