Curriculum Overview

This is an accelerated program of intense study focused on leading clinical trials in the academic, government, and/or healthcare industry. Coursework will include a blend of on-site content symposia (optional), longitudinal coursework, and core semester courses. The longitudinal coursework will create a thread of leadership essentials throughout the program and a crescendo focus on capstone work as the program approaches completion.

The program requires 35 credit hours, which are administered in 5 total semesters, 7 hours per term.

Students select from one of two concentrations:


Strategic Leadership/Communications
or Operations.
Both concentrations are composed of 2 elective courses.

Program Course Requirements

Foundational Courses (Term 1)

  • Research Design and Methods in Clinical Research (CRM 701, 3 hours)
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation in Clinical Research (CRM 702, 3 hours)
  • Leadership and Professionalism I (CRM 703, 1 hour)

Carousel (Term 2 - Terms 2-4; specific order based on student entrance term)

  •  Ethical and Participant Safety Considerations (CRM 711, 3 hours)
  • Medicines Development, Regulation, Industry (CRM 712, 3 hours)
  • Capstone Experience (CRM 715, 1 hour)

Carousel (Term 3 - Terms 2-4; specific order based on student entrance term)

  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiations (CRM 751, 2 hours)
  • Design Thinking (CRM 752, 2 hours)
  • Clinical Studies Development (CRM 722, 2 hours)
  • Capstone Experience (CRM 715, 1 hour)

OR

  • Project Management (CRM 761, 2 hours)
  • Financial Management for Clinical Research Professionals (CRM 762, 2 hours)
  • Clinical Studies Development (CRM 722, 2 hours)
  • Capstone Experience (CRM 715, 1 hour)

Carousel (Term 4 - Terms 2-4; specific order based on student entrance term)

  • Quality Systems and Risk Management (CRM 731, 3 hours)
  • Data Management and Informatics (CRM 732, 3 hours)
  • Capstone Experience (CRM 715, 1 hour)

Capstone (Term 5)

  • Clinical Operations and Project Management (CRM 721, 3 hours)
  • Leadership and Professionalism II (CRM 703, 1 hour)
  • Capstone Experience (CRM 715, 1 hour)