Master of Science in Clinical Research Program Details


  • You will perform independent research in your second year with a faculty mentor in your area of interest.
  • Applicants include residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in clinical research.
  • The Clinical Research program offers international students the opportunity to become familiar with the U.S. academic medical environment.
  • Through the program, clinicians at Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County can undertake mentored clinical research with experienced faculty.

Where alumni work

Students from our program have gone on to successfully do the following:

  • Secure grant funding
  • Gain sought after careers in academic medicine
  • Hold leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Obtain competitive residency positions
  • Join research teams coordinating, planning and running clinical research

The following are examples of places where our graduates are employed:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Baxter Pharmaceuticals
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Stroger Hospital
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin