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Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research (MACPR) Program
The Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research (MACPR) program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program offered entirely online by the colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine at The Ohio State University.
There is a call for clinical research workforce development and expansion due to the increasing complexity of study protocols, scientific advances, (e.g., “-omics” and personalized medicine) and evolving regulations. Also, workforce shortages exist. In June 2015, approximately 10,000 unfilled clinical research associate (CRA) positions with Contract Research Organizations were reported. Demand for clinical research coordinators (CRCs) is also projected to increase.
The 100 percent online MACPR program will prepare graduates as members of interdisciplinary clinical and preclinical research teams filling positions as CRAs, CRCs, regulatory specialists and clinical and safety pharmacology professionals. The program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, covering the theory and practice of research methods and statistics, the ethics of human subject and animal research, the science of pharmacology and medical product regulation, and the business of research operations and management.