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Clinical Research Administration & Translational Research

Achieve More and Make a Difference

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.

BSHS in Clinical Research Administration

Acquire knowledge to make a lasting impact on healthcare through participation in conducting clinical trials, building on the foundations of clinical research concepts, and incorporating the principles of bioethics into your education.

Dual BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Regulatory Affairs

Earn two degrees in a seamless, integrated format to establish a base in the foundations of clinical research administration and build upon that base with expertise in regulatory standards.

Dual BSHS/MSHS in Clinical Research Administration

Earn two degrees in a seamless, integrated format to establish a base in the foundations of clinical research administration and build upon that base with expertise in regulatory standards.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research

Take on the role of a primary investigator in clinical research on multi-site projects and improve patient health by understanding how clinical research transitions from the lab to patient care.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration

Further your understanding of drug development as well as the business, ethical and legal perspectives of the clinical research industry. You’ll succeed with our real-world approach and focus on strategic leadership.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice

Study how to oversee clinical research, ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and inform clinical practice in a research study site in an evidence-based practice role.

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.

MSHS in Clinical Research Administration

Apply practical skills, evaluate research design principles, formulate effective leadership practices and strategize clinical trial conduct in your career in the clinical research administration field.

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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.

A High-Ranked Education at a Great Value

  • 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:

GW operates on 15-week semesters, with courses starting three times throughout the year in August, January, and May.


  1. Clinical Research Associate. Retrieved on April 7, 2020, from