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Clinical Research

Clinical Research Certificate

The graduate certificate in Clinical Research offers students a solid framework from which to understand clinical research. Understanding clinical trial design, drug development, and regulatory requirements will allow them to manage many facets of the clinical research endeavor, whether developing and implementing clinical research protocols or overseeing GCP, compliance and financial matters at an individual or multi-site level.  

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STACKABLE CERTIFICATE

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Complete this four-course certificate and apply your credit to Northwestern’s MS in Regulatory Compliance program.


 

About the Clinical Research Advanced Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the Clinical Research certificate, students will be able to:

  •  Utilize regulatory, risk management and quality systems to assure compliant clinical research environments.
  • Interpret regulatory requirements and apply them to various roles in clinical research
  • Create systems and processes to assure compliant quality outcomes.

Clinical Research Curriculum

Complete the following four courses to earn the certificate: 

  • CLIN RES 400 Essentials of Initiating Clinical Research
  • CLIN RES 401 Responsible Conduct of Research
  • CLIN RES 403 Clinical Research Design and Methodology
  • QARS 450 Medical Device Regulations  OR  QARS 460 Drug and Biologic Regulation

Review curriculum details while you consider applying to this program. Current students should refer to the curriculum requirements in place at time of entry into the program.

Clinical Research Course Schedule

The Clinical Research Course Schedule page provides you with detailed information on the program's offerings.

Clinical Research Faculty

You can find a full listing of our instructors in this certificate program on the Clinical Research Faculty page.

Admission for the Clinical Research Advanced Certificate

A variety of factors are considered when your application is reviewed. Background and experience vary from student to student. For a complete list of requirements, see the Graduate Certificate Admission page.

Clinical Research Tuition

Tuition costs can vary for each of our programs. For the most up-to-date information on financial obligations, please visit our Clinical Research Tuition page.

Clinical Research Registration Information

The Graduate Certificate Registration Information page outlines important dates and deadlines as well as the process for adding and dropping courses.

Applying Credit to the MS in Regulatory Compliance Program

Students that are interested in the option of applying their credit to the SPS MS in Regulatory Compliance program must submit an online application and submit all required application materials.

Students that elect to apply to a master's program before completing a graduate certificate will be able to count completed courses toward the applicable master's degree, but there will be no certificate conferred.

If you are interested in exploring this option, please contact the SPS graduate advising team for information on how to pursue a master's degree at SPS.


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