Clinical Research Management (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate program in clinical research management offers an alternative for those who are not ready for a master's degree or do not have time to devote to completing one. The program prepares graduates to lead complex clinical research operations in a wide variety of employer settings within the rapidly growing clinical research industry.

The clinical research management certificate program offers a multidisciplinary approach to education in the fiscal practices of clinical research, the ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research, and the overall operational management of clinical drug, biological and medical device trials. The program is designed to be flexible and conducive to the adult learner.

Degree Offered

Clinical Research Management (Graduate Certificate)



Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

Application Deadline

The following dates are for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Fall A7/24/178/01/178/17/17
Fall B9/18/179/25/1710/11/17
Spring A12/04/1712/11/171/8/18
Spring B2/12/182/19/183/12/18
Summer C4/16/184/23/185/17/18

Applications are prioritized by student qualifications and date of application with early applications receiving higher priority. Admission for each semester will be limited to 30 students.

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Financial Aid
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Admission Requirements

ASU has set minimum standards for admission to graduate programs. This program has additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for the program.

Features and Focus

Students accepted into this program will learn:

  • Clinical research study designs involved in the development of new drugs, medical devices, biologics, vaccines, and other medical related consumer products;
  • Clinical research data management;
  • Regulatory requirements for healthcare-regulated product development;
  • International, federal, state, and local regulations guiding clinical research; and
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and conduct of ethical research.

Each course is 7.5 weeks, offering online lecture modules, discussion forums, required readings, small group, and self-study assignments. Students participate in individual group projects, papers, presentations, and graded online discussion groups. A 3-credit capstone faculty-approved clinical research project is required and is designed to meet the interests and focus of individual students.

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