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Drexel’s online Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM)


Start Date: Rolling admissions for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Length of Course/Program: 36 credits for MS; 15 credits for Certificate of Study; 9 credits for Quantitative Principles of Clinical Research

Course Description: : Drexel’s online Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM) was created to meet the educational and professional needs of individuals employed or conducting investigations in the complex and highly regulated field of therapeutic product investigation. No residency requirement or on-site classes are mandated. Courses are conducted in such a manner as to maximize the opportunities for learning, both from student to student as well as from a highly experienced faculty, comprising outstanding teachers - researchers, administrators, lawyers, and scientists from academia and industry.

Program Goals:The Clinical Research Organization and Management Program (CROM) Master’s program at Drexel focuses on formal training in research administration and development, with emphasis on pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. This program allows students to earn the experience and knowledge necessary to conduct investigations in the increasingly complex and highly regulated clinical field, and introduces students to timely and contemporary industry-related issues. The Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP) Master’s program is designed for those pursuing careers as independent investigators. The curriculum is 5 online courses plus 7 courses devoted to an independent research project. The Certificate of Study program offers an optional professional credential to students who successfully complete five graduate-level courses. The Quantitative Principles certificate consists of three courses – epidemiology, biostatistics, and scientific writing.

Who would benefit from enrolling: These programs are designed to meet the professional needs of individuals employed or conducting investigations in the field. The programs are conducted through a highly interactive eLearning system and are fully accessible to working professionals including study coordinators, study monitors, data managers, project managers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and others working in the field. It is also an excellent program for students with a strong science, mathematical or managerial background looking to enter the clinical research field.

Eligibility/Admissions Criteria: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or its equivalent from another country. Please see the for complete admissions information.

Fees: Tuition is $1,165 per credit for AY19-20; tuition savings may be available.

Application Deadline: December 10th for Spring; April 15th for Summer; July 22nd for Fall

Web Address: Online.Drexel.Edu/ClinResearch