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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

Location: Boston, Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

As a clinical researcher, you bring the latest breakthroughs from the lab to the world. In this program, you’ll complement your degree in nursing, pharmacy, public health or related field to gain a solid understanding of research methodology and protocol development, clinical trial conduct, and ethical and regulatory oversight.

This 3-course program offers advanced study in clinical research without a commitment to a master’s degree program. You’ll learn from executives with experience in drugs, devices and biologics, healthcare, and policy online and in face-to-face settings. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to advance your career by extending your expertise.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree in related field preferred
  • Experience, interest or current employment in a research field
MCR 802 Research Methodology and Development
of Protocols and Proposals
MCR 803 Conduct of Clinical Trials 3
DRA 808 Protection of Human Research Subjects  3
Total Semester Hours 9

Our flexible course schedule allows students to go customize their curriculum plan to fit their needs. The following is a sample curriculum plan for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research.


Year I Fall
MCR803  Conduct of Clinical Trials 3
DRA808 Protection of Human Research Subjects 3
Year I Spring MCR802
Research Methodology and Development of Protocols and Proposals 3
Total credits needed to complete certificate 9
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2018

There's still time to apply!