Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
1 year

Program Type

  • On Campus

Scientific/Medical Background
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The Certificate Program in Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation is an introduction to the field of clinical research. It is well-suited for career changers or those with minimal experience in the field.

Application Process & Deadlines

Applications for our Graduate Certificate Programs are considered on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year, and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term. 

A decision is typically reached one to two weeks from the time the application is complete. 

The Spring, Summer and Fall applications are now available. 

Deadline: Rolling admissions, all semesters 

Application Requirements and Instructions

Program Overview

Qualified professionals are needed for clinical trial positions to meet the needs of rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The Certificate Program in Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation provides the core competencies and skills needed by professionals in the field of clinical trials. The Program trains individuals in administration, coordination and management of clinical research studies focused on developing new drugs, medical devices and treatment regimens. This certificate is complementary to the certificate in Human Clinical Investigation: Theory.

Program Objectives

  • Introduce the roles and responsibilities of investigators and sponsors
  • Educate on the regulations governing clinical research
  • Train for managing clinical trials

Persons with scientific/medical background or experience who are interested in careers in clinical research may apply for our Certificate Program in Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation. Persons who may benefit from University study in this program include:

  • Study coordinators
  • Clinical trial center staff
  • Physicians
  • Medical directors
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Research scientists
  • Nurses and allied health professionals
  • Statisticians
  • Pharmacists
  • IRB monitors
  • Others seeking to enhance or develop their clinical and research skills

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industry personnel who desire a career in clinical research may also find this program useful.