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Graduate Certificate Programs

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

Qualified Applicants

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.

About Graduate Certificate Programs

Health-related industries are projected to continue their steady growth for years to come, increasing the need for highly-qualified professionals. In response, Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS), through the Graduate Center for Education & Training, has developed certificate programs, offered at times convenient to practicing professionals and focused on growth areas in healthcare industries.

The certificate programs comprise about one-third of the requirement for a Master of Science degree. They use courses selected from our existing programs in the Graduate School:

As there are fewer course requirements for certificate programs than for formal degree programs, degree candidates may also pursue certificates as part of their graduate curriculum. Courses within certificate programs must be taken for academic credit and may be applied to appropriate existing Master of Science programs. These programs make completing or enhancing a degree or getting new skill sets accessible and affordable.

Additionally, courses completed for a certificate program may later be applied toward a graduate degree program. Please note that acceptance to and successful completion of a Certificate program does not guarantee admission to a JCLS degree program. 

Contact Us

Jefferson College of Life Sciences
Phone:    (215) 503-4400