Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Degree Program
Charles Drew University is pleased to offer an innovative for health professionals who have the desire and commitment needed to improve the lives and health of the medically underserved. The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Degree Program accepted its inaugural class in 2004. CDU is accepting candidates for class of MSCR scholars every year. We are now accepting candidates for Fall 2011.
The goal of the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree program is to generate clinical researchers who have a solid foundation in clinical investigative methodologies, biostatistics, clinical trials, collaborative science, research conduct and ethics, grantsmanship, publication practices. Program grads obtain a unique understanding of the cultural and ethical issues that impact the healthcare of our diverse nation.
The program differs from other traditional approaches to clinical research training in two ways. First, there is a core emphasis on methodologies to address health disparities. Second, researchers receive practical experience in community-based research, health outcomes research, and interactive training on research ethics in multicultural communities. Furthermore, this program is uniquely designed with the working professional in mind; participants can maintain their full-time employment while earning their MSCR degree in only 2 years.
CDU is located in the heart of South Los Angeles with a catchment area of 1.5 million residents. We incorporate our location and the corresponding diversity and complexity of the patient population to create an academic environment unlike any other. Through innovative basic science, clinical, and health services research programs, CDU faculty and students seek to address the health and social issues that strike hardest and deepest among underserved and ethnic minority populations.
For more information and to apply, please contact the MSCR Program Office.
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