Master of Science in Clinical Research

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Program Overview

The Case Western Reserve University's Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) offers a Master's in Clinical Research through two pathways:

  1. Clinical Research Thesis Pathway was designed to prepare a new generation of clinical investigators for leadership roles in academia, government, and industry. 

  2. Clinical Research Capstone/Internship/Practicum Pathway was created for individuals who may not be playing the role of principal investigator on a clinical research study, but who:

    1. desire strong preparation in clinical research methods and associated statistical approaches; and
    2. envision themselves playing a critical role on the clinical research team as a research assistant, study coordinator, or data manager.

Both pathways are flexible two-to four-year Master's programs which provide rigorous didactic education in clinical research methods coupled with either an in-depth mentored investigative thesis or hands-on experience in conducting clinical research through a Capstone Project.

    In this regard, the Capstone project's goal is to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and/or experience in important tasks related to the clinical research endeavor.

    Training in both clinical research and career development provides Clinical Research students with an educational experience that prepares them to identify a research question and critically evaluate relevant literature; transform the question into a feasible and valid study design; develop and execute the study protocol; and analyze and effectively communicate the findings.