Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacy - Clinical Trials Management

University of Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 33

Program Description

Offered through the College of Pharmacy Regulatory Sciences Program, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacy with an area of emphasis in Clinical Trials Management (MS-CTM) will equip you with competencies in scientific, clinical, technical, and practical aspects of medical product development. You will learn how the different functions within the medical industry work to succeed in the regulated environment and gain the knowledge and skills necessary for clinical trial management for studies that evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications and medical devices. The degree covers theoretical and practical applications, preparing you for careers that make significant contributions to medical science and public health.

The MS- CTM graduate program is structured to provide you with a strong foundation in regulations, clinical trial design and management, statistics, project management, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, regulatory standards (e.g., Good Clinical Practice(GCP), Good Laboratory Practice(GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice(GMP), and the role of International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) in drug development and global registration requirements for clinical trials.  You will develop and strengthen competencies in critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to be successful in the medical industry through course assignments (e.g., FDA meeting preparation, clinical protocol development), project presentations (e.g., recorded video or live presentations) and online discussion forums (e.g., peer-to-peer interactions). Graduates of this program are prepared to lead and manage clinical research projects in various settings, including pharmaceutical companies, academic and research institutions, and government agencies.

When you complete the area of emphasis in Clinical Trials Management, you will have career opportunities in clinical research, clinical operations, clinical monitoring, regulatory affairs, or as faculty in a regulatory sciences or clinical trials program.

The MS-CTM program will be completely online and asynchronous, providing you the opportunity to learn as your schedule permits, allowing for in-person commitments such as full-time work or on-campus studies (e.g., Pharm.D, Ph.D.).

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Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges