The Case Western Reserve University Master of Science in Clinical Research program was proposed and created in response to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) request to develop formal curriculum leading to a Master’s in Clinical Research. The Master’s proposal was approved and began admitting scholars in 2001. Our educational goal is to provide a high quality, rigorous, didactic instruction, and a mentored thesis research project for those clinicians who are interested in developing a career in clinical investigation and who are willing to strive for leadership roles in academia, government, and private industry. Since its inception, over 170 scholars have been admitted in the Master’s program.
Since the Master’s in Clinical Research program’s start, there was an expressed interest in a certificate program in clinical research as well as a PhD program. In 2013, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research was approved. In the fall of that year, the first group of cohorts was admitted into the Certificate program. To date, over 30 individuals have been admitted.
In 2015, the PhD in Clinical Translational Science program received it accreditation from the Ohio Board of Regents and began admitting scholars in the Fall of 2015.
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, the Master of Science in Clinical Research and the PhD in Clinical Translational Science are graduate level programs. Each one of these programs was designed to fit an ever growing need for well-trained clinical investigators.