Applied Clinical Research (M.S.)



Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.


The ACR Part-Time program is a 34-credit program with a culminating project It is ideal for those who working in the industry or with daytime obligations that conflict with completing an internship.

The program can be completed in as little as  two years. 

Courses are offered on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings to meet the schedule needs of working professionals.

The culminating project is completed in a medical device company or other applicable organizations. Students apply what they have learned in their course work to complete a real clinical research project, either at their employer or a host company. 

Program Track

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • ACR-620 Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology, 4 cr.
  • ACR-622 Lifecycle of the Clinical Product, 2 cr.
  • ACR-600 or other elective, 1 cr.

Spring Semester

  • ACR-624 Biostatistics for the Clinical Trials, 4 cr.
  • ACR-628 Reg Compliance & Research Ethics, 3 cr.
  • ACR-641 Communication for MedTech Professionals, 1 cr.

Summer Semester

  • ACR-626 Evidence Based Medicine, 3 cr.

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • ACR-630 Clinical Study Design & Planning, 3 cr.
  • ACR-634 Clinical Risk Management & Safety, 3 cr.

Spring Semester

  • ACR-632 Clinical Study Operations & Execution, 3 cr.
  • ACR-636 Communications and Reporting for Clinical Trials, 3 cr.
  • ACR-696 Culminating Project Experience, 1 cr.

Summer Semester

  • ACR-640 Clinical Research Leadership, 3 cr.
  • ACR-696 Culminating Project Experience, 1 cr.
    *Timing for registration for ACR-696 may vary depending on the timing of the culminating project.
  • Note: All graduate students must be registered for at least 1 credit in the term in which they intend to graduate.