MSCR Requirements

The following requirements and standards are designed to ensure scholastic and professional success in the College’s MS in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program. Applications for admission to the MSCR degree program are evaluated by the Department of Clinical Research’s Admissions Committee. Acceptance into the graduate program is based on the overall record and ability of the applicant.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university (Exceptions: BSCR/MSCR 3+2 and PharmD/MSCR applicants)
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL (Non-native English speakers only) > 100 (internet-based) or IELTS > 7.0, with no individual band score below 6.
    • Institution Code: 5100
  • Candidate interviews are conducted at the discretion of the admissions committee
  • All required academic coursework and labs must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. All prerequisite courses must be completed with earned grades of “C” or higher.
  • Due to COVID-19, we will consider pass/fail grades for any prerequisite courses taken during pandemic on a case by case basis. We strongly recommend applicants utilize a graded option when available, especially for prerequisite courses.


  • Statistics (must be completed prior to enrolling in CLNR 517-Biostatistical Literacy)
  • Science Courses (12 hours, including 2 courses with labs must be completed prior to matriculation at an accredited college or university).
  • We will also accept online labs in all science prerequisites.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer can be no more than 3 – 5 years old
  • Stable internet connection with an absolute minimum speed of 6 megabytes per second (6mbps)
  • Student’s computer is subjected to a status check (fitness test) by Campbell’s IT to ensure that the machine is capable of running the required applications for the Clinical Research program
  • Student must have basic proficiency skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Student must have access to a printer

Work Place Computers

  • If the student uses a computer at their place of their employment, he/she must have administrative rights to the machine.
  • If using a computer to which you do not have administrative rights (ex. work computer), you should plan well in advance of any assignments to either receive permission to install the required programs, or make arrangements to use another computer.


  1. Matriculating students may enroll in MSCR courses before they have completed all program prerequisites. However, students must complete prerequisite coursework specified for any MSCR course prior to enrollment as indicated in the prerequisite section above.
  2. Students not seeking a degree can register for courses if they:
    • Submit a completed application form and application fee.
    • Have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Submit official transcripts of all college/university work attempted.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation.
    • Receive the permission of the MSCR Admissions Committee.
    • Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL (>100, internet based) or IELTS (>7.0, with no individual score below 6) scores.
      • Institution Code: 5100

Note: A maximum of 6 credit hours (not to exceed three courses) of MSCR courses that do not require a pre-requisite may be taken. Non degree-seeking students are encouraged to register as early as possible. However, in cases where demand for a class exceeds capacity, degree-seeking students will have priority over non-degree seeking students, which may result in a non-degree seeking student being removed from the course. Credit for any course(s) taken by non-degree seeking students who enroll in the program will be valid for up to five years following course completion.

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