Online Master of Science in Clinical Research Management

Advance your nursing and health care career with Arizona State University’s online Master of Science in clinical research management degree. In this program, you’ll develop the skills necessary to supervise and analyze clinical trials and research.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 11

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 33

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Prepare for leadership roles in clinical research

The demand for clinical research managers is on the rise. This master’s program offers a transdisciplinary education in the commercial and fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, preparing you for these roles. You’ll also investigate the ethical and regulatory aspects of research and overall management of clinical drug, biological and medical device trials.

This clinical research management master’s is the first program of its kind to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the U.S. and internationally.

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The skills you’ll develop in this master’s program

 

Clinical research management is a field made up of medical professionals who direct and conduct clinical research and trials for new medical products and supervise clinical trial operations and staff. Clinical research managers also work with sponsors, institutional review boards and vendors involved in conducting clinical trials.

Upon graduating from this program, you’ll equipped with the skills needed to perform clinical research management duties, such as:

  • Delivering staff trainings.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures. 
  • Hiring and evaluating employees.
  • Leading operations management.
  • Overseeing budgets and contracts.

Who’s a good candidate for a clinical research management master’s?

 

This program may be a good fit for you if you have experience working in clinical trials or are involved in various aspects of clinical trials, such as working on IRB submissions, training study staff or serving as a clinical research associate.

It’s important to note that you must have six months of experience related to research trials. If you don’t have six months of related experience, you may complete ASU’s Foundations of Clinical Research Management courses with at least a “B” to meet the experience requirements.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Clinical research management courses

In this clinical research management master’s, you’re encouraged to innovate and develop entrepreneurial skills to lead clinical research endeavors. In addition to taking six core courses, you’ll also complete four approved electives and a clinical research management project. Courses include:


Core

Clinical Research Data Management and Technology Implementation


Core

Clinical Research Monitoring


Core

Clinical Research Operations


Core

Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs


Core

Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research


Core

Scientific and Research Review Boards


Elective

Clinical Research Design and Methods


Elective

Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations


The clinical research jobs this program prepares you for

This program prepares you for careers in governmental and regulatory agencies, health care institutions, academic institutions and national or international research organizations. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Clinical data manager

Clinical research associate

Clinical research coordinator

Clinical trial director

Clinical trial program manager

Learn clinical research management from professionals in the field

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn clinical research management from professionals in the field

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

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Join an innovative leader in nursing and health

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2


million in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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