Program Overview

The Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) and Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice provide high quality education to researcher professionals through the use of a creative and innovative online format. The program was developed as a component of the Clinical and Translational Science Award granted to Children’s National Health System and The George Washington University. It prepares graduates to meet the needs of a more “translational” approach to research.

The curriculum includes a combination of courses focused on translational, interdisciplinary and health care research and leadership. Thus, the MSHS and Graduate Certificates will equip research professionals with the knowledge and skills to fill any number of clinical and translational research professions from funded scientist, clinical personnel, and those who mediate for better policy about health.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    • Two (2) recommendations.
    • Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.
    • In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at The George Washington University.
    • Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    School Overview

    The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

    Why GW?

    Washington, D.C., isn't just where the George Washington University (GW) is located; it's what distinguishes the connections and opportunities we provide.

    Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.

    GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.

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