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  • Certificate of Study in Clinical Research


    Drexel's online Certificate of Study in Clinical Research, offered by our nationally-ranked College of Medicine, is designed for both professionals seeking credentials and career-movers entering the clinical research field. The program credits can also be applied to the full MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management.

    Program Features

    • Curriculum combines business principles with an understanding of clinical research best practices
    • Courses are led by researchers, administrators, lawyers and scientists working in clinical research
    • Explores the product research and development industry, while preparing you to succeed in the complex pharmaceutical and healthcare industries 
    • Interactive online platform challenges and engages in a simple, easy-to-use format that caters to active professionals
    • No thesis or residency requirements

    For questions, please contact:

    Sara Perkel
    Program Director

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials3.0
    CR 545SPharmaceutical Law3.0
    CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance3.0
    Select two of the following:6.0
    CR 565S
    Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection 
    CR 570S
    Principles and Practice of Pharmacovigilance 
    CR 525S
    Scientific Wriring and Medical Literature 
    CR 609S
    Innovative Product Development 
    CR 620S
    CR 625S
    Health Policy and Economics 
    Total Credits15.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    A telephone interview may be requested.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1066 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 

    Fall 2016     

    August 8, 2016

    December 9, 2016

    Spring 2017 

    January 3, 2017

    May 5, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    May 8, 2017

    July 21, 2017

    Apply today for the Certificate of Study in Clinical Research

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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