The School of Medicine has launched two new online master’s degree programs—in Health Care Leadership and Clinical Research Management—designed to be completed in 20 months and offered through Wake Forest’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Middle-age white man in jacket and tie stands in front of large window and smilesThe master’s in Health Care Leadership program prepares students to lead quality transformations and sustainability amid challenges and change. The program provides professional development along with access to affinity groups to explore solutions to current issues and future uncertainties within health care industries, all within a diverse cohort of health care experts.

The program seeks applicants with at least five years of experience who are working as health care professionals—clinicians, executives, senior administrators and directors—from nonprofits, medical centers, hospital systems, insurers and other health care industry environments.

The master’s in Clinical Research Management program, directed by Ralph D'Agostino Jr., PhD, FASA, provides a holistic approach for students. Designed for those working in or entering the clinical research field, the program expands participants’ knowledge of both the macro and micro aspects of the clinical research ecosystem and is focused on an overarching vision to shape and impact the future of health care.

The program also partners with experienced industry professionals from concept through delivery, ensuring market relevancy, and a thoughtful, ready application that will shape the industry of today and tomorrow. The program aims to train and mentor well-qualified clinical research professionals and leaders who move the research and development process forward to advance health.

The program seeks applicants who are currently employed in or interested in careers in health and human services.

To learn more about the programs or apply, visit or contact the Graduate School at 336-716-4303 or bggrad@wakehealth.edu.