Clinical Research Certificate

Description:

The Certificate in Clinical Research Program (CCR) provides training to health care professionals who desire knowledge in the core competencies that allows participation in clinical research careers without the time commitment of a graduate degree. The certificate aligns with the University’s mission as it enables more clinical providers to be well equipped to participate in biomedical research, thus advancing new knowledge. 

The 19-credit hour certificate includes courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, team science, grants overview amongst others and is ideal for clinical specialists, residents, medical trainees and fellows.

Requirements:

For senior residents, fellows, junior faculty or health professionals must possess one of the following:

  • A doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g. M.D., Pharm. D., O.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.)
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. BSN, MHS)

Application Process:

All applications to the College of Graduate Studies must be submitted online.  If you are unable to apply you must petition the Office of the Dean for special accommodations with an explanation of why you are unable to apply online. Certificate students may only enroll in one certificate program at a time and must complete one certificate program before beginning coursework towards another program. The certificate is offered throughout the academic year with specific start terms. 

Application Materials:

1.      Academic transcripts from the institution of the highest degree, as            well as any professional certifications that indicate the applicant has          either:

-  a Doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g. M.D., Pharm. D., O.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.)

-  a Bachelor’s or Master’s in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. BSN, MHS)

2.      An essay stating:

-    Future goals

-    Area of clinical research interest

-    Why you chose the certificate program

-    Name of your research mentor (if identified)

3.      Letter of support with department’s guarantee that applicant has full          support to pursue the certificate

-   For residents – from the Residency Director

-   For fellows- from the Fellowship Director

For faculty – from the Division or Department Chairman

International Applicants

Due to the distance-education nature of this program, MUSC is unable to issue- I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas.

 

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Spring 2019 Regular October 1, 2018 Rolling
Summer 2019 Regular October 1, 2018 Rolling
Fall 2019 Regular October 1, 2018 Rolling
Spring 2020 Regular  October 1, 2019 Rolling
Summer 2020 Regular  October 1, 2019 Rolling
Fall 2020 Regular  October 1, 2019 Rolling