Online Clinical and Translational Research Graduate Programs

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Advance Research Discoveries from the Bench to the Bedside

Get ready to bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to the world with the clinical and translational research programs from the George Washington University (GW). We offer our clinical and translational research programs online, providing a flexible way to continue working while seeking an impactful credential. You can select the program that fits your experience level, including graduate degrees and certificates that can accelerate your advancement in translational research.

Complete the form to learn about online programs focusing on moving science and clinical research from the bench to the bedside. Because GW is an institutional member of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR*), you can rest assured that our online programs offer a rigorous, high-quality education.

Continue your education online with GW to benefit from distinguished connections and career-aligned learning opportunities that foster success in the health sciences. While studying online, you will receive the same benefits and education as our on-campus students, joining an ever-expanding alumni community dedicated to discoveries that can make the world a better place.

  • GW is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • The highest-level clinical research manager salaries exceed $121,0002
  • A graduate credential is preferred for most research scientist positions3
  • 65% of students think online programs are better or no different than on-campus classes4

Degrees and Certificates That Support Your Success

Our online programs provide the right education and experience for aspiring clinical and translational research professionals. Select the degree or certificate that fits your goals, with the option to seek your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a dual program.


In this online program, you can develop skills for conducting and evaluating research rooted in biomedical science, clinical administration, community health, and health policy. The clinical and translational research courses prepare you to influence best practices for bringing emerging medical science findings into effective patient treatments.


Develop expertise to become the primary clinical research investigator on multi-site projects. After acquiring this graduate certificate online, you will have the opportunity to transfer your credits to the MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research program.


Capitalize on foundational courses in clinical research, health informatics, epidemiology, and biostatistics to prepare for evidence-based practice as a principal or co-investigator in clinical research. You will learn to conduct clinical trials according to applicable laws, regulations, and institutional policies governing research. This online program will prepare you to be a strategic leader who drives success for health care or research organizations. You will also get the opportunity to transfer your credits into the MSHS in Clinical Research Administration program after acquiring your certificate.


In this online dual degree program, you’ll learn to address ethical and cultural health care considerations through coursework in clinical research processes, clinical practices, health equity, issues in bioethics, clinical and translational research, and the management of clinical trials. Due to its rigor, this dual degree program is ideal for motivated, high-performing, and experienced students.

Join a Tradition of Excellence in the Health Sciences

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences was the first medical school in the nation’s capital. Today, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of local, national, and global communities through online programs that promote inclusion, service, and advocacy.

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The Flexibility to Thrive in Class and Your Career

GW offers an innovative learning experience, delivering world-class programs that you can complete entirely online. We designed our classes for flexibility, allowing you to gain expertise for advancing your career when and where is convenient for you. Throughout your online program, you’ll benefit from our supportive faculty-to-student ratio and online resources that make it easier to interact with your peers and instructors.

Courses That Balance Best Practices and Cutting-Edge Solutions

GW’s online programs provide a solid foundation in clinical and translational research theory while preparing you to leverage the forward-facing technologies and practices reshaping this field. You’ll delve into principles that apply to clinical, community health, and health services research with an emphasis on persuasive communication, conceptually based hypotheses, and research methods. You can also take online classes rooted in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and epidemiology as you get ready to lead research projects in the research specialty that interests you. Our online courses also provide opportunities to collaborate with other research professionals.

Research Careers That Can Change the World

In the clinical and translational research field, your work will go beyond theory. Get ready to contribute to studies with the potential to make a difference in the real world, focusing on discoveries that support health treatments, clinical trials, medical device development, and more. With GW’s online clinical and translational research programs, you can build competencies for numerous advanced careers, including clinical research management roles offering an average salary topping $104,000 per year.2

Who Employs Clinical and Translational Research Professionals?

  • Academic medical centers and research institutions
  • Biomedical organizations
  • Biotech companies
  • Consumer products companies
  • Diagnostics companies
  • Generics companies
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals, medical centers, and other health care settings
  • Medical device companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. Best Colleges Rankings: George Washington University. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from
  2. Clinical Research Manager Salary in the United States. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from
  3. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Enter. Career Map: Research Scientist. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from
  4. Wiley University Services. Voice of the Online Learner 2021. Retrieved May 13, 2022, from

* The Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR) facilitates the development of high-quality educational programs encompassing all areas of clinical research that are based in academic credit-granting institutions.

** The total number of credits and program duration depend on the number of transferred credits.