Learning Outcomes - M.S. in Clinical Research Administration

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Describe basic research strategies, settings, methods, and goals of clinical research, including all aspects of the preclinical and clinical phases of clinical trials.
  2. Critique the advantages and disadvantages of various study protocol designs as related to the test product and anticipated endpoints of the clinical research process.
  3. Critically appraise published clinical research and interpretations of new research in the context of existing knowledge and global trends/issues.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of the different roles in the clinical research team, including the alliance of subjects, regulatory agencies, sponsors, and sites.
  5. Identify ethical, legal, regulatory, and financial considerations that impact clinical trials.
  6. Apply the essentials of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in their professional practice.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of how the evolution of the safety and efficacy data in drug, biological, and device developments from preclinical testing through to registration and post-marketing surveillance impact product development.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic physiological and epidemiological causes and correlates of disease as they relate to clinical trial investigations.

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