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  • Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research Certificate


    Drexel's accredited online Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research Certificate, offered by our nationally-ranked College of Medicine, is designed for residents, fellows, and other clinicians seeking graduate-level training in the basic principles of clinical research, including data analysis, understanding medical literature, and communicating results. The certificate is a valuable professional credential that demonstrates an advanced skillset in evaluating and assimilating evidence from scientific studies related to patient care.

    Program Features

    • Curriculum combines qualitative knowledge in epidemiology, applied biostatistics and scientific writing with an understanding of research practices and administration
    • Courses are led by researchers, administrators, lawyers and scientists working in clinical research
    • Credits can be applied towards the full MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management
    • Interactive online platform challenges and engages students in a simple, easy-to-use format that caters to active professionals

    For questions, please contact:

    Sara Perkel
    Program Director

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Courses 
    CR 500SEpidemiology3.0
    CR 520SApplications of Clinical Research Biostatistics3.0
    CR 525SScientific Wriring and Medical Literature3.0
    Total Credits9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.

    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 completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    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 2015     

    August 10, 2015

    December 11, 2015

    Spring 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    May 6, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    May 9, 2016

    July 22, 2016

    Apply today for the Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research Certificate

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


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