Clinical Research

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.0719
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9111

This part-time certificate program is a valuable professional resource for today's busy physicians, physician assistants, nurses, clinical fellows, research coordinators, and other individuals working in the clinical arena who want in-depth exposure to the skills and knowledge needed in the evolving clinical research field without having to commit to an entire master’s program. All courses are conducted online to accommodate the needs of working professionals.

This program requires the successful completion of five graduate courses. Credits earned in the certificate program are recognized towards the Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA).

Required documents:

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities of colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay on your past successes, goals and objectives for pursuing this program
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international students

A telephone interview may be requested

Additional Information

Sara Perkel, MBA
Director, Graduate Programs in Clinical Research
sara.perkel@drexelmed.edu
215-762-3812

Visit the Drexel University Online web site for additional program information and to apply to the certificate program.

Requirements
CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials3.0
CR 545SPharmaceutical Law3.0
CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance3.0
Electives *
Select two of the following:6.0
Epidemiology
Emerging Trends in Medical Device History
Ethical Issues in Research
Sponsored Projects Finance
The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research
Fundamentals of Academic Research Administration
Pharmaceutical R&D: Business Process and Information Flow
World Wide Regulatory Submissions
Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics
Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
Tech Transfer
Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research
Leadership Skills
Compliance & Monitoring Issues
Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection
Principles and Practice of Pharmacovigilance
Designing the Clinical Trial
Innovative Product Development
Pharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D
Intro to Therapeutic Products
Informatics in Pharm Res & Development
Biotech/Research
Health Policy and Economics
Trans Research
Quality Assurance Audits
Strategic Planning
Special Topics in Clinical Research
Total Credits15.0
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Courses not listed above may be taken as electives only with the approval of the program director.

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