12 months
1404 USD/credit 44928 USD/year
1404 USD/credit 44928 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Clinical Research from Rush University is a two-year (five semesters) program that aims to provide the tools and guidance necessary to undertake clinical research. The student takes two semesters of core courses followed by three semesters of mentored clinical research.


Students who take the Master of Science in Clinical Research from Rush University will complete a master’s thesis that can also be used as a publication and the basis of a National Institutes of Health career development award.


  • You will perform independent research in your second year with a faculty mentor in your area of interest.
  • Applicants include residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in clinical research.
  • The Clinical Research program offers international students the opportunity to become familiar with the U.S. academic medical environment.
  • Through the program, clinicians at Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County can undertake mentored clinical research with experienced faculty.

Where alumni work

Students from our program have gone on to successfully do the following:

  • Secure grant funding
  • Gain sought after careers in academic medicine
  • Hold leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Obtain competitive residency positions
  • Join research teams coordinating, planning and running clinical research

The following are examples of places where our graduates are employed:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Baxter Pharmaceuticals
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Stroger Hospital
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin

Programme Structure

Clinical research courses include the following

  • Clinical Research Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epidemiology & Advanced Epidemiology
  • Healthcare Outcomes
  • Grant Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form.
  • Unofficial transcripts - An unofficial copy of your transcript from each college and university attended is required. Copies should be uploaded online via the application system only.
  • Grade point average - GPAs must be converted to a 4.0 scale.
  • Standardized test scores.
  • TOEFL scores - Scores must be submitted for international applicants who have received a diploma from a university at which English is not the language of instruction. TOEFL scores will be waived for non-native English speakers who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a US accredited institution and have demonstrated language proficiency supported by the interview.
  • Applicant fee - A $50 application fee is required to submit the application.
  • CV/Resume.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1404 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    44928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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