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Clinical Research for Health Professionals, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #561 (QS) Online
The 36 semester credit (12 course) accredited online Master’s in Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP) is a non-thesis graduate degree program offered by Drexel’s nationally-ranked College of Medicine. It is tailored for residents, fellows, and clinicians seeking knowledge in the conduct of translational and pharmaceutical research.


The CRHP curriculum prepares graduates with an extensive study and understanding of the scientific, ethical, and regulatory aspects of clinical research. CRHP students earn additional real-world clinical experience through a comprehensive mentored research project. Graduates of the program receive the very same accredited Drexel diploma as on-campus students.

Drexel's online MS in Clinical Research for Health Professions is also suitable for other clinical health professionals such as nurses (with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required,) audiologists, and other clinical health professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Epidemiology
  • Intro to Clinical Trials
  • Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics
  • Scientific Wriring and Medical Literature
  • Fundamentals of Compliance
  • Pharmaceutical Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Essay on past successes, goals and objectives for seeking this degree
  • Resume
  • CRHP Research Request Form 
  • If you've previously attended college outside of the United States, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation may be required. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1131 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1131 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1131 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1131 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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