The success of the Clinical Research master’s degree is possible through its many partnerships and UC San Diego resources. This is a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree conferred by the Graduate Division at UC San Diego. The MAS degrees are self-funded and receive no state funded support. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for the University of California, accredits the degree. The UC San Diego Graduate Council conducts academic reviews of curriculum/faculty/administration of graduate degree programs every 7 years.
The Clinical Research master’s degree program represents a collaborative effort between the Department of Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, which manages the curriculum and UC San Diego Extension, which administers the program and provides student advising. Within the School of Medicine, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) coordinates all clinical research education efforts, and enables a parallel non-degree program (CREST). This is a self-funded degree program, which means that it does not receive any state funded support.
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Clinical Research Master’s Degree Partners
UC San Diego School of Medicine
The School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top-ranked academic institutions devoted to medical research, education, and health care services. UC San Diego Healthcare is known as a center for leading edge medicine and outstanding clinical programs. Its physicians and researchers have been lauded with numerous awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize, and the membership of over 80 faculty members in the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine. Furthermore, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute in the UC San Diego School of Medicine is an important resource and facilitator for the master’s degree program in Clinical Research.
UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs
In addition to research and degree work, UC San Diego is home to one of the most diverse continuing education programs in the world: UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs provide critical support for workforce development to San Diego and other partnering organizations. It addresses the lifelong knowledge and skill development needs of individuals, organizations and the community. Every area of study, from biotechnology and the arts, to foreign languages and healthcare, evolves with the community. Courses are refined as the workplace changes and as new ideas and technologies arise.