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Master of Science in Clinical Research Comprehensive Competency Review


The MS in clinical research is intended to train you in the skills, knowledge, and professional norms appropriate for clinical researchers, with a specialization in one of four tracks. To help students be confident that they are on track to develop competence in all the key areas, the Comprehensive Competency Review (CCR) meeting takes place at the midpoint of the degree.


Students who plan to complete the master’s degree in 2 years schedule their CCR meeting after they complete the summer core and the fall semester, usually prior to completing class registration for the following academic year. Students who plan to take less than, or more than, 2 years to earn their degree should schedule their meeting around the time they complete 15 credits.