The Master of Science in Clinical Research Management (CRM) is a 30-unit program, including 24 units of required course work and 6 units of authorized electives. The curriculum encompasses in-depth coverage of essential skills and processes required for the management of studies that develop drugs, devices, and treatment protocols for patient care. Major topics include regulatory requirements, ethical issues, product development, business of clinical research, grant funding and manuscripts, epidemiologic principles and tools, research design and data analysis, all in the context of human subjects in clinical trials.
Required Courses (24 Units)
- U80 500 - Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management
- U80 512 - Advanced Data and Information Management in Health Sciences
- U80 515 - Medical Writing for Clinical Research
- U80 518 - Drug and Device Development
- U80 522 - Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Issues
- U80 555 - Health Care Reform and Policy
- U80 562 - Leadership and Change in Health Care Services
- U80 588 - Epidemiology for Clinical Research
Electives (6 Units)
Authorized electives from Clinical Research Management or other appropriate graduate programs at Washington University address individual interests such as device trials, ethics, and advanced research, and may include independent study.
A maximum of 6 units of relevant, graduate-level course work may be transferred from another university or from a related graduate program at Washington University with the approval of the program coordinator. These must be graduate-level units not used to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements. Transfer credit may be granted only for authorized courses for which the student received a grade of B or higher.