MS in Clinical Research and Product Development

Program of Study – 3.5 years (7 semesters)

Instructions: This is a recommended plan to complete the degree program in the indicated time frame. Students should work with their advisor using the DegreeWorks tool to prepare an academic plan. When planning, students should follow these requirements or recommendations:

  • The 4 “Required Core Courses” (*) must be taken during the first 2 semesters from enrollment.
  • Full-time status in the UNCW Graduate School is 9 credit hours per semester.
  • The recommended minimum completion time is 2 years. UNCW requires a masters degree to be completed in 5 years.
  • Most graduate students should take at most 3 courses (9 credit hours) per semester especially if working full-time.
  • Summer courses may be offered. Check with your advisor or SeaNet for availability.
MS in Clinical Research and Product Development Course Sequence

Course Sequence

FALL SEMESTER 1st YEAR (semester 1) CREDITS

CLR 520 - Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management*

3

CLR 550 - Clinical Research Trial Design & Data Management*

3
TOTAL 6
SPRING SEMESTER 1st YEAR (semester 2) CREDITS

CLR 501 - Clinical Research Monitoring & Ethics*

3

CLR 510 - Advanced Scientific Writing & Interpreting Medical Literature*

3
TOTAL 9
FALL SEMESTER 2nd YEAR (semester 3) CREDITS

CLR 512 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Clinical Research and Product Development

3

CLR 515 - Epidemiology & Safety

2
TOTAL 5
SPRING SEMESTER 2nd YEAR (semester 4) CREDITS

CLR 525 - Current Issues in Global Regulatory Development & Management (3)

3

CLR 530 - Project Management in Clinical Research (3)

3
TOTAL 6
FALL SEMESTER 3rd YEAR (semester 5) CREDITS

CLR 545 - Biopharmaceutical Technology Management

3

CLR 555 - Innovative Drug Product Development

3
TOTAL 6
SPRING SEMESTER 3rd YEAR (semester 6)

CLR 540 - Post-Marketing Studies

3

CLR 597 - Master’s Project – Part 1±

2
TOTAL 5
FALL SEMESTER 3rd YEAR (semester 7)

CLR 597 - Master’s Project – Part 2±

1
TOTAL 1
TOTAL ACADEMIC CREDITS 36

 
Information on the Master's Project (Capstone; CLR 597) (±)

  • Students are eligible to enroll after completing the 4 required core courses.
  • Course Coordinator (CC)/Instructor approval is required for course registration.
  • During the spring semester (eg, February), student will receive a registration notice of their expected enrollment in Part 1. Students must inform the CC by the stated deadline (eg, March) of the student’s intent to enroll in the CLR 597 for the fall or spring term.
  • CLR 597 is a 3 credit hours course completed over 2 semesters:
    • Part 1 - Proposal writing and proposal defense (2 credits; 1 semester)
    • Part 2 - Implementation and completion of the project, analysis, and reporting as a final paper and project defense presentation (1 credit; 1 semester)

Oct. 2022