BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research (Dual Degree)

In BSHS in Clinical Research Administration/MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research Dual Degree Program, you’ll study processes of clinical research, Good Clinical Practices, health equity, bioethics, translational research principles, analysis of study design strategies, and granstmanship. This program is ideal for students that would like to make a difference in advancing scientific discoveries in the health arena and develop strategies for health-care improvement initiatives. Graduates can work in positions such as clinical research coordinator, clinical research associate, clinical research project manager and a variety of related positions in biomedical research organizations.

Admission/Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an applicable associate degree from a partner community college.
  • Graduated with a cumulative GPA in the applicable associate degree of 3.3 or greater for the CRA BSHS/MSHS program.
  • Completed each transferable coursework with a grade of “C" or higher. If a course is repeated, only the higher grade will count.
  • Completed GW application process. 
  • Letters of Recommendation (one for the BSHS program and two for the dual degree programs) are waived for all GAA applicants if they meet the above requirements.
  • Prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to admission include the General Education courses listed below:

Prerequisite Courses


6 credits in english composition

english composition I and english composition II

3 credits in humanities

art theory/history, literature, philosophy, history, ethics, religion,  foreign language, etc...

3 credits in college math (college algebra, statistics, or higher)

college algebra, precalculus, calculus, statistics, etc…

6 credits in social sciences

sociology, psychology, economics, anthropology, criminology, political science, etc...

4 credits of natural or physical science with lab

biology with lab, anatomy and physiology with lab, chemistry with lab, physics with lab, physics with lab, etc…

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Program Director: Kathy Thoma, EdD, CCRP, CPH
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