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  • Online Master's (MS) in Clinical Research Organization and Management

    The 36 semester credit (12 course) online Master’s in Clinical Research Organization and Management is a non-thesis, accredited, graduate degree program offered by Drexel’s nationally-ranked College of Medicine. It's tailored for experienced research professionals seeking credentials and clinical management skills.

    The biomedical, pharmaceutical, defense, medical device, and diagnostic industries need highly-trained professionals capable of administering a broad range of research projects. Drexel’s MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management provides you with an advanced skill set to manage the conduct of clinical investigations, while introducing participants to relevant business, legal and ethical issues.

    You'll work with your advisor to customize a course plan to meet your career goals. Graduates of the program receive the very same accredited Drexel diploma as on-campus students.

    Key Program Features

    • Courses are led by distinguished researchers, administrators, lawyers and scientists with extensive experience in clinical research
    • Well-rounded, accredited curriculum combines five tracks of study:
      • New Product Research
      • Regulatory Compliance and Law
      • Biostatistics and Data Management
      • Clinical Research Management Safety and Surveillance
      • Business and Strategic Planning of New Product Development
    • Flexible course plans catered to students’ career goals
    • Management training covers fundamental organizational and administrative skills for high-level professionals
    • No thesis or residency requirement
    • Interactive online platform challenges and engages students in a simple, easy-to-use format that caters to active clinical researchers

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    For questions, please contact

    Dr. Richard Mangano
    Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research Organization and Management

    Patricia Cashin
    Academic Administrator

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    The Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management program consists of 12 courses (36 credits.) Any courses offered by the Clinical Research Organization Management program may be applied to fulfill the requirements of this major. No master's thesis is required.

    The program is organized into five areas of study devoted to clinical research and related administrative and regulatory issues. You may take courses within your preferred area of study, a cross-section of courses within other areas of study, or any other Clinical Research (CR) courses being offered.

    New Product Research and Development  
    CR 513S
    Business Processes and Contemporary Concerns in Pharmaceutical R & D  
    CR 514S
    World Wide Regulatory Submissions  
    CR 515S
    Intro to Clinical Trials  
    CR 609S
    Innovative Product Development  
    CR 614S
    Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology  
    CR 620S
    Regulatory Compliance, Ethics and Law  
    CR 505S
    Ethical Issues in Research  
    CR 508S
    Medical Device Combination Product Regulation  
    CR 511S
    The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research  
    CR 523S
    Current Issues in Review Boards  
    CR 535S
    Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research  
    CR 541S
    Patient Recruitment and Informed consent  
    CR 545S
    Pharmaceutical Law  
    CR 551S
    International Regulatory Affairs  
    CR 555S
    Compliance & Monitoring Issues  
    CR 565S
    Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection  
    CR 612S
    Fundamentals of Compliance  
    CR 633S
    Quality Assurance Audits  
    Biostatistics and Data Management  
    CR 500S
    CR 520S
    Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics  
    CR 527S
    Clinical Data Management  
    CR 600S
    Designing the Clinical Trial  
    CR 631S
    Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics II  
    Clinical Research Management and Safety Surveillance  
    CR 512S
    Fundamentals of Academic Research Administration  
    CR 525S
    Scientific Writing and Medical Literature  
    CR 536S
    Clinical Project Management  
    CR 625S
    Health Policy and Economics  
    New Therapeutic Product Business and Strategic Planning  
    CR 518S
    Clinical Trial Budgeting  
    CR 530S
    Tech Transfer  
    CR 546S
    Clinical Outsourcing  
    CR 550S
    Leadership Skills  
    CR 635S
    Strategic Planning  
    Total Credits 36.0


    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
    • At least two years of relevant professional experience

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
      • One from your immediate supervisor and one from another qualified individual (not a peer) who can comment on your ability to succeed in the program
    • Essay on past successes, goals and objectives for seeking the degree
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    A telephone interview may be required as part of the admission process


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1131 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2018

    August 20, 2018

    December 14, 2018

    Spring 2019

    January 7, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    Summer 2019

    May 13, 2019

    July 26, 2019

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