Clinical Research

Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)

Campbell’s MSCR program is now fully online!

Campbell University’s Master of Science in Clinical Research program was originally taught in Research Triangle Park (RTP) to accommodate the working adult. In 2012, the program relocated to Campbell’s Main Campus in Buies Creek. The MSCR program is now offered exclusively online to accommodate not only the working adult, but the working student, the international student, and our military students.

Program Overview:

The Master of Science in Clinical Research degree is an online program designed to educate students in literature evaluation, study design, research methodologies, data management, and statistical analysis and interpretation. The online environment offers enhanced interaction between peers, faculty and industry professionals. The MSCR program culminates with a research project based on the students’ therapeutic interest. Students may work independently or collaborate with another MSCR student. The faculty serve as research project advisors throughout the entire research project experience.  This degree prepares graduates to enter the field in positions including data managers, medical writers, clinical research monitors, study coordinators, regulatory affairs specialists, Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrators and project specialists.  In addition, many graduates pursue professional degrees within the medical and health sciences fields.

The online classes in the MSCR program are specifically designed for collaboration and interaction with peers and faculty.  Each online class will host a variety of both interactive and independent learning formats so as to best meet the varied learning needs of our students.  Examples of collaborative formats include group projects, discussion boards, presentations, synchronous class sessions, webinars with guest speakers, real-time access to students and faculty via online classrooms or chat rooms, and peer review of assignments.  In addition, collaborative methods are supplemented with independent assignments, such as readings, videos, individual assignments, self-assessments, quizzes, exams and tutorials.

Students will have access to a variety of technical resources. Video lectures recorded by our professors can be viewed anywhere in the world via an internet connection on your laptop (both Mac and PC supported), tablet, or smartphone (Android and iOS supported). Students will be able to hold virtual meetings with our professors either individually or in groups. These virtual meetings include screen casting, video conferencing, and high quality audio. Audio via the telephone is also supported for those who are away from their computers during scheduled meeting times.

During online sessions, professors are able to hold quizzes and surveys in real time to evaluate student’s knowledge and comfort levels with covered topics. Online sessions can be recorded and later viewed by students unable to attend live sessions.

Students also have the ability to work collaboratively in real time in virtual meeting rooms any time; day or night, without professor involvement. In these virtual meeting rooms, they can broadcast their computer screens, annotate on virtual whiteboards, share web content and more.

The online MSCR program offers the same intensity and quality of face-to-face classes, but without the time and travel constraints of a traditional classroom. This program will allow students to excel academically as well as professionally in the exciting and growing field of clinical research.

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Have a question or need more information?

Program Contacts:
Stephanie Knight – Admission Coordinator
Office: (910) 814-5394
Fax: (910) 893-1937

Julie Smith-Hamilton – Program Coordinator
Office: (910) 814-5755
Fax: (910) 814-5565