Dual Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Research Administration

Clinical Research Administration continues to evolve into a more global and complex set of integrated research and business processes. The online dual degree programs provide students with the knowledge, abilities, and vision to move health sciences organizations effectively into the future. For professionals who need to complete a bachelor’s program but are also thinking about graduate study, the online dual degree program is a perfect fit! This multi-level dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the online bachelor of science in health sciences and the online master of science in health sciences programs. 

This multi-level online dual degree program offers academically qualified individuals a seamless and accelerated pathway for completing both the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Clinical Research Administration and the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Clinical Research Administration (CRA). Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred sequentially, with the BSHS awarded upon completion of 120 credits (nine of which are taken for graduate credit). The MSHS is awarded following completion of an additional 27 credits of graduate course work.

BSHS in Clinical Research Administration

The BSHS with a major in Clinical Research Administration is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credits, divided into three degree components, 60 credits of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits of course work may be transferable from course work taken elsewhere.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:
60 credits of general education and advanced standing including:
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
6 credits of social science
3 credits of humanities
44 credits of advanced standing*
*Additional academic coursework. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e. military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs).
Requirements for the major:
At least 60 credits of GW coursework including:
Health sciences distance education courses
CRA 2101Basics of Clinical Research
CRA 2102Processes of Clinical Research
CRA 2103Good Clinical Practices
CRA 2104Business of Clinical Research
CRA 2105Topics in Clinical Research
CRA 2107Intro Monitoring Clin. Trials
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2105Current Issus in Bioethics
HSCI 2107Health Care in Literature
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2113Informatics in the HSci
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4103Health Care Law/Regulation
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Health Care
HSCI 4106Intro to Epidemiology for HS
HSCI 4112WRsrch/Wrtng in Health Sciences
Graduate strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6223Topics -Health Care Leadership
HSCI 6240Issues & Trends in Health Syst
CRA 6201Critical Analysis Clin Rsch

MSHS in Clinical Research Administration

The MSHS in Clinical Research Administration requires successful completion of an additional 27 credit hours of graduate coursework, including 6 credit hours in research.

Clinical research administration courses
CRA 6202Medicines Development
CRA 6203Partnerships with Human Subjects
CRA 6204The Clinical Research Industry
CRA 6210MedicalWriting/ClinicalResrch
CRA 6275Ldrshp&Change in ClinRschAdmin
Graduate research courses
HSCI 6263Biostatistics Transl Research
HSCI 6264Epidemiology Translational Res
Graduate strategic leadership courses
HSCI 6241The Health Care Enterprise
Elective course (one from the following)
CRA 6208International Clinical Rsrch
CRA 6209Monitoring Clinical Research (Strategic leadership courses)

Credit for HSCI 6223, HSCI 6240, and CRA 6201 is applied to both the BSHS and MSHS degrees.

Transferring credits

Up to 60 credits of coursework may be transferable from coursework taken elsewhere. For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a grade of C or better (C- grades do not transfer)