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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
COURSE TITLE SEMESTER HOURS
MCR 802 Research Methodology and Development
of Protocols and Proposals
3
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.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

Semester COURSE TITLE SEMESTER HOURS
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.