CWRU Master of Science in Clinical Research Program Summer and Fall Classes now available

The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) at CWRU is accepting applications for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Research. This is a flexible 2-5 year program designed for post-doctoral trainees and faculty who seek training in the design and implementation of high-quality clinical research involving human subjects. The goal of the program is to prepare a new generation of clinical investigators for leadership roles in academia, government, and industry. Admission requirements include a degree in Medicine, Dentistry, a doctorate in Nursing, or allied sciences such as Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, or other clinicians. Individuals with other scientific or medical backgrounds are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


CRSP offers a 36 credit-hour course of study that culminates in a Master of Science degree awarded by the CWRU School of Graduate Studies. The degree is granted upon the completion of the core curriculum in clinical research (13 credits); elective courses (14 credits) and a thesis (9 credits). Tuition support may be available through institutional training grants, individual fellowships, research career awards (e.g., NIH-funded T, F, or K grants), employers’ tuition benefits program, or other resources.


Note: CRSP courses are also open to individuals who are not pursuing a Master’s degree but wish to enhance their skills in the design and conduct of clinical research.

The following are the CRSP courses offered for Summer 2015:

  • CRSP 401, ‘Introduction to Clinical Research’
    • CRSP 406, ‘Introduction to R Programming’
    • CRSP 503, ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’
    • CRSP 505, ‘Investigating Social Determinants of Health’
    • EPBI 467, ‘Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness in Health Care’


The following are the CRSP courses offered for Fall 2015:

  • CRSP 402, ‘Study Design and Epidemiologic Methods’
  • CRSP 413, ‘Communication in Clinical Research – Oral Presentation, Posters, and the Mass Media’
  • CRSP 431, ‘Statistical Methods I’ (or equivalent [i.e. NURS 630])*
  • CRSP 440, ‘Translational & Patient-Oriented Research Theory’
  • CRSP 450, ‘Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research’
  • CRSP 501, ‘Team Science – Working in Interdisciplinary Research Teams’
  • CRSP 510, ‘Health Disparities’
  • CRSP 603, ‘Research Ethics and Regulation: Emerging Issues and Ongoing Challenges’ (NOTE: This schedule is still under construction, we should have the final schedule by next week [3/30/31].)
  • *NURS 630, ‘Advanced Statistics – Linear Models’

Please direct any questions to Angela Bowling at, 216-368-2601

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