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Advance your career and make important contributions to the field of clinical research with one of The George Washington University’s (GW) programs in clinical research.
Through multiple online programs led by expert GW faculty, we’ve got a path that’s right for you, whether you’re just entering the field or a seasoned professional.
Clinical Research Administration & Translational Research Programs
Featuring bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs, as well as dual-degree programs, GW has the clinical research online program that’s right for you no matter where you’re at in your career.
MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
Gain the skills to conduct and evaluate research across the varied fields of biomedical science, clinical administration, community health and health policy. Graduate ready to influence best practices that bring the latest findings in medical science to the patients who need them most.
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Careers in Clinical Research Administration
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Clinical research associates earn a median $66,051 annually, with the top 10% of earners making over $95,000 annually.1
With a background in clinical research, you may be eligible for research and administrative positions across the private healthcare industry, government research organizations, and academic institutions.
- GW is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Ranked No. 70 Best National University in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked No. 86 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report‘s 2020 Best Colleges ranking
Frequently Asked Questions
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No, you do not need to attend class at a specific time. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, giving you flexibility.
Assignments will have specified due dates that must be met. Students are expected to attend weekly class sessions and participate in weekly class collaborations.
Yes, an academic advisor will work with you throughout the admissions process, scheduling classes, and the course of your studies. GW also offers our online students 24/7 technical support.
While most studies will be completed online, your program may require you to visit campus during the course of your studies.
Online classes are designed to take the same amount of time as on-campus classes. They are taught by GW faculty members and have comparable assignments to campus programs that can be completed off-site. Each three-credit hour course is expected to take between 18-20 hours for coursework per week. As an off-campus student, you also save time that on-campus students spend commuting.
All GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences students can find support through a wide variety of services and resources. We encourage you to visit the links below to familiarize yourself with the resources available at GW:
- Student Services Hub (tuition, financial aid, and payment)
- GWeb Info Systems
- Financial Aid
- Student Accounts
- International Services
GW operates on 15-week semesters, with courses starting three times throughout the year in August, January, and May.
- Payscale.com. Clinical Research Associate. Retrieved on April 7, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Research_Associate_(CRA)/Salary/3d0ba64e/Clinical-Research.