Making Breakthroughs in Medicine

Our practical curriculum provides critical knowledge and hands-on experience for leaders in impactful clinical research.

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Students in our programs learn how to design a clinical research project, obtain funding, execute investigations and communicate results. Graduates are prepared to succeed in a range of careers: as clinical faculty in medical centers, investigators in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries, employees of research organizations or federal agencies, and in academic oversight roles or directorship of accredited specialty/subspecialty training programs.

The Georgetown Difference

Focus Your Studies

Choose a master’s area of concentration and plan a research project

Real-Time Instruction

Attend classes online with your professors and peers


Master’s or certificate, full-time or part-time to meet your needs

Our Master of Science and Graduate Certificate combine the rigor of traditional in-person degrees with the flexibility of online programs. You’ll attend virtual classes to learn from our expert faculty and collaborate with fellow students, gaining a deep understanding of the foundations of clinical research and the practical know-how to conduct a project.

Meet CLTR Students

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Tiffany Brooks Roberts

“When I fall in love with something, there is a void that opens, and that void makes it hard to not research all that comes with whatever caught my eye.”

September 19, 2023

Taylor Schulte


Taylor Schulte

“The program spans topics such as ethics, epidemiology, clinical research administration, and project development, in order to provide a truly comprehensive base for a career in clinical research.”

October 17, 2018

Alexzander Ballard


Alexzander Ballard

“I am grateful to be a part of this education program as I know it will prepare me for my future endeavors.”

September 7, 2018