Clinical Research Services

SOCRA strives to provide exclusive resources to its global community of Clinical Research Associates.

Rush Graduate College Chicago MS in Clinical Research

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is a rigorous program designed to meet the needs of health care professionals engaged in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research as well as students that are interested in clinical research coordination and management. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous academic experience, hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in clinical research. MSCR graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce as completely trained research professionals.

Degree coursework, offered full or part-time, covers aspects of clinical trial methodology and regulatory sciences, as well as an immersion in the use of medical bioinformatics and associated metadata to perform big-data analyses. The didactic portion of this program can be completed in one year. Students can choose to participate in an Internship/Practicum, or Independent Study in Clinical Research in addition to their capstone/thesis research project.

At the Rush University Graduate College we are here to help you achieve your educational and career goals, you can reach us at Let us show you how, apply today. 

Updated June 2021 

Edwards Lifesciences Clinical & Regulatory Affairs Summer Internship Program

At Edwards Lifesciences, we’re driven by a passion to help patients. If you’re interested in working for the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring, consider joining Edwards Lifesciences as a 2022 summer intern.

Our Clinical & Regulatory Affairs Summer Internship Program is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team working in the Clinical or Regulatory Affairs functions, while building your professional future. In this program, you’ll work alongside smart, dynamic colleagues and will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s leading clinicians and researchers. Your work will enable product effectiveness, so that life-saving products can be brought to market.

Edwards is a place where you can make a difference, connect with peers and mentors, and turn your ambitions into progress while thriving in an inclusive, collaborative and rewarding environment.

Ready to launch your career in Clinical or Regulatory Affairs? To learn more and to start your  application, please visit:

Updated June 2021 

Boston College Clinical Research Certificate Program

Now is the time to join the growing Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research field!

Classes are held Live on Zoom.  

The clinical research field is a new, stimulating, and innovative career choice with many job opportunities. As the development of drug and medical devices increases, there is a need for scientifically trained professionals to coordinate research studies. 

This program will give you an understanding of the landscape of clinical research including the duties of the following roles: clinical research associate (CRA), clinical research coordinator (CRC), data specialist, subject recruiter, research billing officer, compliance administrator, and other specialties. Our Clinical Research Certificate Program includes a rigorous curriculum to prepare you for today's competitive marketplace.

  • Clinical Research: Principles, Protocols and Procedures
  • Project Management in Clinical Research
  • Transitioning into a Career in Clinical Research

All instructors are currently working in the topic area they are teaching. They work at organizations including: Boston Children's Hospital, Takeda, Harvard School of Public Health, Centrexion Therapeutics, ImmunoGen, EMD Serono, Epizyme, Propel Careers, Moderna, Medidata.

All courses can be completed in less than three months or you can spread them out over two years. This is a Continuing Education program; it does not have an application process, and offers contact hours. 
We welcome you to register at any time. 

Website:  Email: Phone: 617-552-4256

Updated January 2021

Drexel University Online Tuition Discount

As a member of SOCRA, you are eligible to receive a 10-40% reduction off the regular on-campus tuition rate at Drexel University when you take courses online. As an added benefit, spouses and immediate family members of SOCRA members are also eligible to receive the same tuition reduction for Drexel's online programs through this educational collaboration. Pursuing a degree has never been easier, or more affordable! SOCRA-related online programs include MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management, Master of Laboratory Animal Science, MSN in Clinical Research and well as shorter certificate programs. Additional discounted programs include undergraduate and graduate programs in business, human resources, nursing, engineering, information systems, education and health sciences.

Delivered fully online, Drexel's programs are highly interactive and are designed for working professionals seeking to earn a degree or additional certification. The online programs follow the same high academic standards and lead to the same quality degrees as on-campus, with no commuting or career interruption.

To learn more about this collaboration and Drexel’s online programs, please visit the SOCRA partner page at or contact the SOCRA partnership liaison, Kirk Borkowski, at 215-571-4268, .

To qualify for these reduced tuition rates, members and their spouses should use "SOCRA" as your affiliation code when you complete an application.

Rutgers Professional Science Master's Program

The Master of Business & Science degree (MBS) combines a traditional STEM Master of Science degree with business courses, experiential learning and networking opportunities. Our programs are flexible and customizable to fit your career goals and students can attend classes online or on-campus, part-time or full-time. We are a part of the Professional Science Master's network that includes more than 150 academic institutions across the country.

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