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Clinical Research Certificate



What will I learn?

The Clinical Research certificate is designed for students with a variety of undergraduate degrees, as well as graduate students seeking further education. For those already working in the field of clinical research, completion of the certificate will provide information to aide in sitting for the SOCRA exam. This certificate is designed for students who ultimately seek careers in the clinical research industry and may lead to opportunities for positions including those in clinical project management, clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, clinical monitoring, and many others.

Students will learn the principles of drug development and how clinical trials are conducted from knowledgeable professionals working in the field of clinical research. Students will also learn other applicable skills, including how to communicate with key stakeholders in the clinical trial process, and will learn in detail about the various stakeholders and participants of a clinical trial, including the biopharmaceutical company, CRO, research sites, vendors, labs, regulatory authorities and more. This program can be completed as an introduction into clinical research or can offer a deeper understanding of the clinical trial process for those already working in the field. The Clinical Research Certificate is designed for those individuals interested in a future career in Clinical Research.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,210.00 per year
USD $7,605 per semester (9 credits required)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023


College of Health and Human Services

Nunn Drive/ 455 Founders Hall,



41099, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale

For international students

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT

IELTS: 6.5 band

Application deadline: Oct/01 for Spring; June/01 for Fall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Northern Kentucky University

NKU has a focus on undergraduate research and experiential learning, and graduates develop versatile skill sets in preparation for employment.

  • Over 80 degree courses
  • Focus on undergraduate research
  • International scholarships available
  • Campus ranked among safest in U.S.

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