Certificate in Clinical Research

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research (CCR) provides training to clinical and health care professionals who desire skills and understanding of core competencies for participation in human clinical research without the time commitment of a graduate degree.

The 19-credit hour graduate certificate is online, part-time and ideal for working individuals. It includes courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research industry and regulations, overview of grants and team sciences. Courses completed in the graduate certificate may transfer to the M.S. Clinical Research degree.

The graduate certificate courses are offered in specific terms- fall, spring and summer.


Learn more about the admission steps and requirements for the program.


Year 1, Fall

MCR 700 Clinical Biostatistics 3
MCR 736 Clinical Epidemiology 3
MCR 750 Ethical Issues in Clinical Research 1
Semester Total 7

Year 1, Spring

MCR 724 Introduction to Clinical Trials 3
MCR 752 Team Science in Clinical Research 1
MCR 732 Comparative Effectiveness Research 3
MCR 777 Introduction to Grant Writing 1
Semester Total 8

Year 1, Summer

MCR 731 Critical Review 2
MCR 773 Industry/Regulatory 2
Semester Total 4
Curriculum Total 19