Online Clinical Research Administration Courses and Degrees

Explore online degree and certificate programs in clinical research administration, and get info on choosing a program. Examine the typical coursework for a clinical research administration program, including topics like clinical trials methodology and medical regulations. Schools offering Clinical Laboratory Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Several colleges and universities offer online bachelor's and master's degree or certificate programs in clinical research administration. Many of the clinical research administration programs may be found in conjunction with other majors, including nursing, health sciences and health services administration.

Course Options Biostatistics, epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical writing, data management, clinical trials methodology, pharmacology and therapeutics, development and regulation of medical devices
Degree Options Bachelor's and master's degree
Certificate Certificate programs in clinical research administration

How Should I Select a Program?

You should consider the type of program appropriate for your career goals before enrolling. A bachelor's degree takes about four years to complete and can prepare you for a job as a clinical assistant or research coordinator. Most 1-year graduate certificate programs are geared towards those already in the health care field or individuals with Bachelor of Science degrees who want to start a new career. Master's degrees are for clinical research professionals seeking management positions. These 30-40 credit-hour programs usually take about 1-2 years to finish.

Because most clinical research administration programs require either some classroom instruction or hands-on clinical lab work, you may also want to consider schools near your residence.

Some schools that offer online programs include:

  • George Washington University
  • Drexel University
  • University of California at San Diego
  • Arizona State University

What Topics Will I Study?

Most online clinical research administration degree programs provide you with the skills and knowledge you'll need to oversee clinical trials of pharmaceuticals or medical devices. Before you graduate you will learn how to record and expedite results from clinical research trials in case reports and drug fulfillment forms. You may also learn how to ensure the accuracy of data. In master's degree courses you'll study:

  • Protocol development
  • Ethical implications of clinical trails
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Collaboration with clinical personnel and study sponsors
  • Information and data management

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