Master’s Degree in Clinical Research

This innovative program was created in response to an increasing demand for well-qualified professionals able to perform patient-based research in academia, industry, research institutes, and health and regulatory agencies.

Now accepting applications for summer 2019

  • Final application deadline: February 28, 2019


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Hands-On Preparation for a Rewarding Career

Summer 2019 Application is Now Open

No GRE/GMAT Required to Apply

One Entry Point Per Year: Summer Quarter


Not ready to apply or want to sample some classes first?

We have these classes open to the public through concurrent enrollment: CLRE-236 Translational Research Fundamentals; CLRE-237 Discovery & Stem Cell Translation; and CLRE-238 Applied Drug Development. If you take any of these courses, and are later accepted to the degree program, they may count towards elective requirements.

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 More detailed description: CLRE-236

Tapping Into the Power of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

This master's degree in Clinical Research evolved from the Clinical and Translational Research Certificate Training Program (CREST) offered to physicians/scientists who work at UC San Diego.  The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) coordinates all clinical research education efforts.

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Our student population encompasses Clinical Research Associates working in private industry; Biomedical Scientists employed in biomedical firms, hospitals and pharmacies; Physicians; Pharmacists; Dentists; Nurses with advanced training, and Psychologists.

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You are invited to attend our Information Session on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at University City Center

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We are available to assist you in learning more about our program and making the best educational decision for you. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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