Eligibility for Type A (Thesis) Pathway:
Students are selected by an admissions committee representing faculty in the CRSP Master's Program. The prerequisites for consideration for admission are an advanced degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, or allied sciences such as Pharmacy or Biomedical Engineering, along with postgraduate training in health care provision or similar clinical applications of the applicant's basic discipline. Individuals with other scientific or medical backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The selection criteria are listed below.
- A commitment to a career in clinical investigation in an academic or related environment and the estimated likelihood that participation in CRSP will further these goals
- Academic excellence
- Intellectual and clinical performance during training years
- Information from the support letters and letters of recommendation
The Master's in Clinical Research program is particularly applicable to fellows/trainees in fellowship programs (F32), training grants (T32), or those who hold K-series awards (K08, K12, K23), a General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Clinical Associate Physicians Award, or a Clinical Scholars Award. Such individuals are particularly attractive to CRSP, for a commitment to a research career is usually a prerequisite to achieve such awards. Those persons with a K24 award are also potential candidates depending upon their needs. Please note, although the program will focus on training the individuals defined above, it will be available to potential clinical scientists who are not physicians, nurses, or dentists.
Eligibility for Type B (Capstone) Pathway:
Students are selected by an admissions committee representing faculty in the CRSP Master's Program. The Type B pathway prerequisites for consideration for admission is a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in a science or health-related field. Individuals with another baccalaureate will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.