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MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research

Aspiring professionals interested in healthcare research roles where they advance therapies and conduct clinical trials could prepare for this career in The George Washington University's Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical and Translational Research program. Read more details about this online MSHS program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical and Translational Research

School Offering Program:

The George Washington University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students are expected to hold a bachelor's degree and at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA; healthcare experience is preferred but is not required. Familiarity with basic research methodologies and strong analytical skills would prove beneficial, as some courses focus on the analysis of research strategies and study design. All applicants to The George Washington University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Studies of research practices, analytical processes, and health services research concepts are among the main topics explored in the online Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical and Translational Research program at The George Washington University. Classes offer overviews of research designs and processes in areas of genomics, medicines development, clinical trials, and therapeutic areas. Other topics include grant writing for clinical and translational research, epidemiological approaches in research, biostatistical applications, and team science concepts. All students must complete an extensive research project requiring them to draw on methods and processes learned throughout the program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact The George Washington University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical and Translational Research:

To earn the 36 credits needed to complete this MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research program, students must take 30 credits in core coursework and two 3-credit elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact The George Washington University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Critical Analysis of Clinical Research
  • Clinical Investigation
  • Clinical and Translational Research Capstone Project
  • Foundations in Translational Research
  • Grantsmanship in Translational Research
  • Bioinformatics for Genomics
  • Transdisciplinary Research Proposal
  • Collaborative and Team Science
  • Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Epidemiology for Clinical and Translational Research

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose two elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once the MSHS - Clinical and Translational Research has been earned, graduates could choose to further advance their managerial, analytical, and research skills in a doctoral degree program. A doctorate could be necessary for those who aspire to academic careers in postsecondary institutions or the highest administrative levels in research centers or clinics.

Doctoral degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • PhD in Clinical Research
  • Doctorate of Health Services Research
  • PhD in Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Clinical and Translational Research MSHS program could be prepared to assume leadership positions in clinical research labs, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, public health institutions, or government health agencies. They might oversee or assist in the development of clinical trials, new drug development, medical device design, or research development evaluation.

Positions that graduates could likely explore include:

  • Clinical trial manager
  • Clinical research specialist
  • Translational research coordinator
  • Medical and health services manager