MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals Overview The 36 semester credit (12 course) accredited online Master’s in Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP) is a non-thesis graduate degree program offered by Drexel’s nationally-ranked College of Medicine. It is tailored for residents, fellows, and clinicians seeking knowledge in the conduct of translational and pharmaceutical research. The degree often acts as an advanced preparation for independent investigators and other practicing researchers familiar with the industry, while developing their clinical careers.The CRHP curriculum prepares graduates with an extensive study and understanding of the scientific, ethical, and regulatory aspects of clinical research. CRHP students earn additional real-world clinical experience through a comprehensive mentored research project. Graduates of the program receive the very same accredited Drexel diploma as on-campus students.Drexel's online MS in Clinical Research for Health Professions is also suitable for other clinical health professionals such as nurses (with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required,) audiologists, and other clinical health professionals.Key Program FeaturesCurriculum combines quantitative principles with an understanding of research processes and administrationCourses are led by researchers, administrators, lawyers and scientists working in clinical researchStudents apply coursework principles to an individual research experience at their institution under the guidance of a local mentorAn accredited program with no thesis or residency requirementInteractive online platform challenges and engages students in a simple, easy-to-use format that caters to active professionalsFor questions, please contactSara Perkel Director of Graduate Programs in Clinical Research 215.762.3812 firstname.lastname@example.orgState restrictions may apply to some programs. 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Curriculum Curriculum Select three of the following:9.0CR 500SEpidemiology CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials CR 520SApplications of Clinical Research Biostatistics CR 525SScientific Wriring and Medical Literature CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance CR 545SPharmaceutical Law Select two of the following:6.0CR 500SEpidemiology CR 501SEmerging Trends in Medical Device History CR 505SEthical Issues in Research CR 511SThe History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research CR 512SFundamentals of Academic Research Administration CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials CR 520SApplications of Clinical Research Biostatistics CR 525SScientific Wriring and Medical Literature CR 535SCurrent Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research CR 545SPharmaceutical Law CR 565SContemporary Issues in Human Research Protection CR 570SPrinciples and Practice of Pharmacovigilance CR 600SDesigning the Clinical Trial CR 609SINNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance CR 614SPharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D CR 616SIntro to Therapeutic Products CR 617SInformatics in Pharm Res & Development CR 620SBiotech/Research CR 625SHealth Policy and Economics CR 999SSpecial Topics Research/Journal-type paper requirement (min 21.0 credits) Each student conducts a minimum of 9 hours research/week for 3 credits per semester* CRHP 501SResearch Health Professions I3.0CRHP 502SResearch Health Professions II3.0CRHP 503SResearch Health Professions III3.0CRHP 504SResearch Health Professions IV3.0CRHP 505SResearch Health Professions V3.0CRHP 506SResearch Health Professions VI3.0CRHP 507SResearch Health Professions VII3.0Total Credits36.0*Research may include a broad spectrum of clinical studies such as: retrospective studies; bench-top studies in conjunction or not with pharmaceutical companies; development of new clinical methodologies/ techniques; or, development/evaluation of new clinical devices. Research mentors must be established researchers with a doctoral degree. A curriculum vitae of the proposed research mentor must be submitted with the student’s application. The appropriateness of the mentor will be evaluated by an Ad Hoc committee whose members come from both the Office of Professional Studies and the Drexel University College of Medicine faculty.The student must submit a 7-10 page journal-format paper at the end of each semester documenting their research and demonstrating that each successive semester’s work builds upon their prior work. Contact the program director for additional requirements.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institutionCumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)At least two years of relevant professional experienceRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationOne from your immediate supervisor and one from another qualified individual (not a peer) who can comment on your ability to succeed in the programEssay on past successes, goals and objectives for seeking this degreeResumeCRHP Research Request Form [PDF]In addition to this form, you must supply a description of the research project you are proposing, the objectives of the project, your hypothesis, an outline of your planned activities, your research mentor's curriculum vitae and one letter of evaluation from your research mentor. Research mentors must be established researchers with a doctoral degree. Additional requirements for International StudentsA telephone interview may be required. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1035 per credit. (15 core and elective credits at $1,035/credit, plus 21 research credits at $100/credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Fall 2015 August 10, 2015 December 11, 2015 Spring 2016 January 4, 2016 May 6, 2016 Summer 2016 May 9, 2016 July 22, 2016 Apply today for the MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.