Admission Requirements

MS in Clinical Research Online

The MSCR program is a year round program, entirely online, with applicants considered for fall, spring and summer semesters. While the Department operates on rolling admission, individuals should submit their applications by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Admission: August 6
  • Spring Admission: October 31
  • Summer Admission: March 31

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 4+1 and PharmD/MSCR applicants)
  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • 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 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.

Policies

  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.

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.

Refund Policy

An admissions deposit of $200 is required of each accepted applicant. These deposits are non-refundable. Additionally, no refunds are provided for a student, who attends any class and subsequently withdraws, drops any course(s) or are suspended from CPHS for any cause. Upon matriculation, the admissions deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition.