Help lead the way to better patient care
The need to bring innovative and potentially life-saving treatments to market quickly and cost-effectively has never been greater. It’s a huge challenge, and in the world of clinical research, the difference between success or failure can often come down to leadership.
It takes someone with the imagination to visualize a better way of doing things, the expertise to turn their vision into reality and the managerial skills to motivate a diverse team to work cohesively toward achieving a common goal.
At Wake Forest University, we’re here to help you become such a leader.
What can you do with your MS in Clinical Research Management?
Our program helps you develop skills that can be applied across a wide range of biomedical fields, including pharmaceutical, health care, government, research and academia.
Regardless of where you choose to specialize, professionals with expertise in clinical research management are in high demand. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 9.9% growth for clinical research managers between 2018 and 2028, which is faster than average.
We’ve structured our program to give you a competitive edge as you look to advance your career. Your MS in Clinical Research Management can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:
MS in Clinical Research Management curriculum
The online MS in Clinical Research Management consists of 13 courses totaling 35 credit hours. This includes 5 core courses, 4 credits from the strategic leadership/communications track or the operations track and a 6-credit capstone project. You can complete the entire curriculum in as few as 20 months.
Customize your studies
Our innovative curriculum allows you to specialize your studies to align with your career objectives. You can choose between two tracks:
- Strategic Leadership/Communications
Which track is right for you?
This track is for students who are looking to enhance their managerial skills as well as their knowledge of the clinical research process. The material can help you in advancing your career and assuming a role with greater responsibility.
Topics covered include:
- Conflict resolution
- Effective negotiation strategies
- Business communication
The Operations track teaches technical skills and strategies that can help you achieve success in your clinical research management career. This option can be especially beneficial for recent undergraduates who are new to the field or professionals transitioning from a related health care occupation.
Topics covered include:
- Project management
- Financial management
- Technical writing