Admission Requirements

MS in Clinical Research Online

The MSCR program is a year round program, entirely online, with applicants considered for admission in the Summer and Fall I terms. Individuals should submit their applications by the following deadlines:

  • Summer Admission: March 31
  • Fall I Admission: June 30
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The following requirements and standards are designed to ensure scholastic and professional success in the College’s MSCR degree program. Applications for admission to the MSCR degree program are evaluated by the Department of Clinical Research's admissions committee. Acceptance into the graduate program is based on the overall record and ability of the applicant.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university (Exceptions: BSCR/MSCR 3+2 and PharmD/MSCR applicants)
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE verbal ≥ 50th percentile, quantitative ≥ 50th percentile, analytical writing ≥ 3.0 (a written request may be made for the consideration of PCAT/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT scores)
    • GRE School Code: 4575
    • Department Code: 0626
  • TOEFL > 100 (internet-based) or IELTS > 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.
    • Institution Code: 5100
  • All required academic coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with earned grades of “C” or higher.


  • Anatomy & Physiology (must be completed prior to enrolling in CLNR 519 Physical & Clinical Assessment)
  • Statistics (must be completed prior to enrolling in the Biostatistics course sequence) 
  • Science Courses (12 hours, including 2 courses with labs must be completed prior to matriculation)

Application Process

  1. Complete application with required $50 fee
  2. Submit all official college transcripts
  3. Submit GRE scores (a written request may be made for the consideration of PCAT/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT scores) and/or TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) 
  4. Submit two professional/academic letters of recommendation
  5. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

*It is strongly recommended PharmD/MSCR Dual Degree students plan to start their MSCR curriculum in the Summer Term.


  1. Matriculating students may enroll in MSCR courses before they have completed all program prerequisites. However, students must complete prerequisite coursework specified for any MSCR course prior to enrollment as indicated in the prerequisite section above. 

  2. Those who have earned a terminal doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DPT or PharmD) at a regionally accredited institution in the United States are not required to submit a GRE or other test scores.

  3. Students not seeking a degree can register for courses if they:

    • Submit a completed application form and application fee.

    • Have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    • Submit official transcripts of all college/university work attempted.

    • Submit GRE scores, having achieved a verbal score ≥ 50th percentile, quantitative score ≥ 50th percentile and an analytical writing score ≥ 3.0 (a written request may be made for the consideration of PCAT/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT scores).

      • GRE School Code: 4575

      • Department Code: 0626

    • Submit two letters of recommendation.

    • Receive the permission of the MSCR Admissions Committee.

    • Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL (>100, internet based) or IELTS (>7.0, with no individual score below 6) scores.

      • Institution Code: 5100

Note:A maximum of 6 credit hours (not to exceed three courses) of MSCR courses that do not require a pre-requisite may be taken.* Non degree-seeking students are encouraged to register as early as possible. However, in cases where demand for a class exceeds capacity, degree-seeking students will have priority over non-degree seeking students, which may result in a non-degree seeking student being removed from the course. Credit for any course(s) taken by non-degree seeking students who enroll in the program will be valid for up to five years following course completion.

*This includes clinical research core courses numbered 505, 515, 517, 519, 525, 530, 552, 561 and elective courses numbered 539, 541, 550, 555, 560, 574, 593 and 595.

International Students

  1. International applicants are eligible for admission if they have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.  International applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by WES or AACRAO to be considered for admission. 
  2. This program is completely online with no residency required; therefore, international applicants are not eligible to receive U.S. student visas.
  3. If English is not the applicant's native language, applicants must submit official scores for the TOEFL {>100 (internet-based)} or IELTS (>7.0, with no individual band score below 6). Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree in English in the U.S. are not required to submit English proficiency test scores.
  4. Submit GRE scores (a written request may be made for the consideration of PCAT/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT scores).

Refund Policy

An admissions deposit of $200 is required of each accepted applicant. These deposits are non-refundable. Upon matriculation, the admissions deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition.

In the event of a student‘s complete withdrawal from the university for a particular enrollment period, refunds/repayments are calculated according to the Higher Education Act and its subsequent modifications. Campbell University will comply fully with federal regulations as required. This method will be used to determine refunds/repayments for Title IV aid as well as state and institutional aid. This includes students who do not follow the university‘s policy for official withdrawal.

Students requesting a leave of absence greater than two 8 week terms must notify department chairman in writing. The chairman will evaluate requests on an individual basis and determine the length of the granted leave of absence, not to exceed five 8 week terms.

For more information regarding the withdrawal process, visit the university’s withdrawal refund/repayment policy.