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  • Clinical Research Certificate Program Online

    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

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    For questions, please contact

    Dr. Richard Mangano
    Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research Organization and Management

    Patricia Cashin
    Academic Administrator

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    CR 515S Intro to Clinical Trials 3.0
    CR 545S Pharmaceutical Law 3.0
    CR 612S Fundamentals of Compliance 3.0
    Electives *  
    Select two of the following: 6.0
    CR 500S
    CR 501S
    Emerging Trends in Medical Device History  
    CR 505S
    Ethical Issues in Research  
    CR 508S
    Medical Device Combination Product Regulation  
    CR 510S
    Sponsored Projects Finance  
    CR 511S
    The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research  
    CR 512S
    Fundamentals of Academic Research Administration  
    CR 513S
    Business Processes and Contemporary Concerns in Pharmaceutical R & D  
    CR 514S
    World Wide Regulatory Submissions  
    CR 518S
    Clinical Trial Budgeting  
    CR 520S
    Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics  
    CR 523S
    Current Issues in Review Boards  
    CR 525S
    Scientific Writing and Medical Literature  
    CR 527S
    Clinical Data Management  
    CR 530S
    Tech Transfer  
    CR 535S
    Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research  
    CR 536S
    Clinical Project Management  
    CR 541S
    Patient Recruitment and Informed consent  
    CR 546S
    Clinical Outsourcing  
    CR 550S
    Leadership Skills  
    CR 551S
    International Regulatory Affairs  
    CR 555S
    Compliance & Monitoring Issues  
    CR 565S
    Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection  
    CR 570S
    Principles and Practice of Pharmacovigilance  
    CR 600S
    Designing the Clinical Trial  
    CR 609S
    Innovative Product Development  
    CR 614S
    Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology  
    CR 616S
    Intro to Therapeutic Products  
    CR 617S
    Informatics in Pharm Res & Development  
    CR 620S
    CR 625S
    Health Policy and Economics  
    CR 630S
    Trans Research  
    CR 631S
    Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics II  
    CR 633S
    Quality Assurance Audits  
    CR 635S
    Strategic Planning  
    CR T780S
    Special Topics in Clinical Research  
    Total Credits 15.0


    *Courses not listed above may be taken as electives only with the approval of the program.

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    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 Completing Your Application Guide.

    A telephone interview may be requested.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1165 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2018-2019 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2018

    August 20, 2018

    December 14, 2018

    Spring 2019

    January 7, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    Summer 2019

    May 13, 2019

    July 26, 2019


    2019-2020 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2019

    August 19, 2019

    December 13, 2019

    Spring 2020

    January 6, 2020

    May 1, 2020

    Summer 2020

    May 11, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    Apply today for the Clinical Research Certificate Program Online

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


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