• The StarTribune medical device reporter, Jim Walsh came to the SCSU medtech master’s programs Job Fair / Networking event in Maple Grove on March 12th and spent well over an hour interviewing students, staff, and industry representatives. His article, “St. Cloud State programs foster med-tech careers” was published on the front page of the StarTribune business section on March 15th and is posted online: This event had 18 substantial medical device industry companies participating and representing well over 2/3 of the employment for the medical device industry in Minnesota.   Now accepting applications for the 2014 ACR student cohort. For admission requirements and application information see "Apply" tab.
  • Each year the College of Science and Engineering holds a networking and job fair for students in its MedTech Master Degree Programs. Twenty medtech industry companies, including the seven largest medical device companies in Minnesota, are expected to participate in this year's event. This represents more than 2/3 of the medical device employment in the state of Minnesota!
  • We are pleased to announce that the Medtech programs at SCSU will again be collaborating with Life Science Alley to offer educational sessions at the SCSU Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove. Sessions are taught by adjunct instructors in the RAS, ACR and MTQ programs and are open to the public. Register at the Life Science Alley website
  • ACR launched  the new course “Fundamentals of Leadership” in fall 2013. This one credit course prepares students for success in the MedTech Degree Programs and professions.


Eva Kor Presentation

Clinical Research is one of the most exciting and in-demand professions in the medical device industry. Clinical trials that are well designed and properly executed are keys to success for most medical device companies and are critical to making safe and effective medical products available to patients worldwide.
St. Cloud State University's Master of Science in Applied Clinical Research (MS-ACR) is unique in that it focuses on the application of clinical research for the medical technology industry.

Courses are taught by industry experts with extensive practical experience and leadership working for medical device companies. The program also leverages the expertise of select University Professors that specialize in key knowledge areas. The program's direction and evolution is being guided by an industry advisory board made up of some of the industry's most senior and experienced executive leaders in clinical research and related fields.

The clinical research profession requires versatile individuals with excellent communications skills and a broad knowledge of human biology; statistical methods; experimental design; state, federal and international regulations; planning and logistics; and risk management. The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Research provides students with the requisite skills to be part of this vibrant profession making critical and innovative contributions to human health.

Take a few moments to learn more about this exciting unique program by exploring this Web site. If you have any questions, the SCSU staff will be happy to help.

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