Apply to MPAP/MS in Clinical Research

Dual MPAP/MSCR program applicants must use the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) online at www.caspaonline.org. Official GRE scores (code 0406), three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, health care experience hours, and official transcripts must be submitted to CASPA.

A supplemental application must also be submitted with a $50 application fee to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) Admission Office. A passport size personal photograph must be included.

The application deadline is October 1. The MPAP/MSCR Program admits students on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early. The earlier an applicant applies, the better the chances are for acceptance.

Once a complete application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for an interview. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. If you receive an interview, you can expect a response within two weeks of the interview date.

A background check and substance abuse screening test are required for students who are accepted into the program, and before matriculation.

Application Packet

  • The application deadline is October 1
  • Complete online application available at www.caspaonline.org
  • Submit all official college transcripts to CASPA
  • Submit three letters of recommendation to CASPA.
  • Submit GRE scores to CASPA (code 0406)
  • Submit supplemental application with required fee of $50 and a passport size photo to CPHS.

International Applicants

International applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited institution in the United States are eligible to apply to the program. International applicants may be asked to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores directly to the admissions office (Institution Code:5100) if English is a second language. The TOEFL score should exceed 100 (internet-based) or IELTS should exceed 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.

Dual MPAP/MSCR Program Requirements

Students begin the MSCR (100% online) coursework first.  Upon successful completion (3.0* cumulative GPA or greater) of all courses except CLNR 693, 695-Clinical Research Project I-IV, students matriculate into the MPAP program for a fall semester start.  Students complete CLNR 693, 695-Clinical Research Project I-IV during the clinical rotation section of the MPAP program.

MSCR (35 hours)

  • CLNR 505 – Principles of Clinical Research
  • CLNR 515 – New Product Development
  • CLNR 517 – Biostatistical Inference
  • CLNR 518 – Introduction to Biostatistical Modeling
  • CLNR 520 – Advanced Data Management
  • CLNR 525 – Medical Ethics
  • CLNR 530 – Regulatory Affairs
  • CLNR 552 – Scientific Communications
  • CLNR 559 – Managing and Monitoring Clinical Trials
  • CLNR 561 – Healthcare Economics
  • CLNR 566 – Advanced Study Design & Analysis
  • CLNR 568 – Project Management
  • CLNR 606 – Clinical Research Seminar
  • CLNR 693 – MPAP/MSCR Clinical Research Project I, II, and III
  • CLNR 695 – Clinical Research Project IV

MPAP (115 hours)

Core Courses (60 hours)

  • MPAP 531 – Anatomy & Physiology
  • MPAP 503 – Behavioral Medicine
  • MPAP 504 – Clinical Medicine I
  • MPAP 505 – Clinical Medicine II
  • MPAP 506 – Clinical Medicine III
  • MPAP 507 – Clinical Medicine IV
  • MPAP 528 – Clinical Medicine V
  • MPAP 510 – Emergency Medicine
  • MPAP 514 – Orthopedics
  • MPAP 515 – Pharmacotherapeutics I
  • MPAP 516 – Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • MPAP 517 – Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • MPAP 518 – Pharmacotherapeutics IV

* A cumulative GPA < 3.0 could result in dismissal from the dual MSCR/MPAP program. Disciplinary actions will be addressed on a student-by-student basis.

  • MPAP 530 – Pharmacotherapeutics V
  • MPAP 519 – Health Policy & Professional Practice I
  • MPAP 521 – Surgery
  • MPAP 522 – Clinical Skills I
  • MPAP 523 – Clinical Skills II
  • MPAP 524 – Clinical Skills III
  • MPAP 525 – Clinical Skills IV
  • MPAP 529 – Clinical Skills V
  • MPAP 536 – Foundations of Health & Disease I
  • MPAP 537 – Foundations of Health & Disease II
  • MPAP 538 – Foundations of Health & Disease III
  • MPAP 539 – Foundations of Health & Disease IV
  • MPAP 540 – Foundations of Health & Disease V

Clinical rotations (55 hours)

  • MPAP 601 – Emergency Medicine
  • MPAP 602 – Family Practice
  • MPAP 603 – Internal Medicine
  • MPAP 604 – Surgery
  • MPAP 605 – Pediatrics
  • MPAP 606 – Psychiatry
  • MPAP 607 – OB/GYN
  • MPAP 608 – Primary Care
  • MPAP 611 – Elective Rotation 1
  • MPAP 612 – Elective Rotation 2
  • MPAP 613 – Senior Seminar

Six credit hours of the MPAP curriculum apply toward the MSCR degree*

MPAP Courses

  • MPAP 522 Clinical Skills I (3)
  • Any other MPAP course 500 level or above

MSCR Courses

  • CLNR 519/L Physical & Clinical Assessment (2)
  • CLNR Electives (4) 

Six credit hours of the MSCR curriculum apply toward the MPAP degree

MSCR Course

  • CLNR 606 Clinical Research Seminar (2)
  • CLNR 693 MPAP/MSCR Clinical Research Project I, II and III (5)

MPAP Course

  • MPAP 509 Evidence-Based Medicine I (1)
  • MPAP 609 Evidence-Based Medicine II (5)

* Students electing to take part in the MPAP/MSCR dual degree program will be subject to the MSCR tuition rate for CLNR courses and the MPAP tuition rate for MPAP courses.

The dual MPAP/MSCR degree will be conferred simultaneously upon successful completion of all courses and requirements.

Contact Us

MSCR Contact Information                          

Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
(910) 814-4913
vantilburg@campbell.edu                                            

MPAP Contact Information

CPHS Admissions
(910) 893-1690