MS Clinical Research and Product Development
Start Date: Fall semester- Classes start in August
Length of Course/Program: 36 Credit hours
Course Description: UNCW’S MS in Clinical Research and Product Development provides a didactic and rigorous curriculum that is totally online and prepares graduates for mid- to upper-level roles in the biopharmaceutical clinical research industry. An understanding of all the phases of clinical research involving human subjects is fundamental to all coursework. Laws, regulations, guidance documents, and Good Clinical Practice are emphasized throughout the curriculum, in addition to business aspects of the industry, particularly project management and market competition. Faculty have extensive industry experience Including clinical operations, monitoring, research ethics, project management, pharmacotherapeutics, regulatory affairs, medical writing, biostatistics, drug safety, and pharmacoepidemiology.
Program Goals: To prepare graduates to work in research teams in biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, clinical research investigator sites, academic medical centers, government agencies, and other associated organizations conducting:
- Clinical trials necessary to move new drugs, biologics, and biomedical devices through the regulatory process to reach regulatory approval
- Post-marketing studies required for drug safety and used for label/market expansion
Who would benefit from enrolling: Individuals currently working in the clinical research industry who have experience but lack an advanced degree and desire to further their career within their organization are ideal candidates for our online program.
Program Accreditation: The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees
Career Services: http://uncw.edu/oss/msclinicalresearch.html
Eligibility/Admissions Criteria: B.A. or a B.S. degree, preferably in a life science, health care discipline, or mathematics/statistics from a regionally accredited program, completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Admission to the UNCW Graduate School includes UNCW Graduate School application, Current resume or curriculum vitae, Official transcripts of all college work, 2-page essay addressing career goals and interest, and 3 letters of recommendations, at least 1 from a current or former employer. Two years of experience in Clinical Research is preferred.
Fees: In-state $223.59 per credit hour; Out-of-state $808.66 per credit hour
Application Deadline: April 1 of each year for Fall admission
For application materials and instructions, go to: http://uncw.edu/oss/msclinicalresearch.html
Contact Name: Dr. Jim Lyon
Address: 601 South College Road