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  • Certificate of Study in Clinical Research

    Overview

    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 graduates to succeed in the complex pharmaceutical and healthcare industries 
    • Interactive online platform challenges and engages students 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
    215.762.3812
    sara.perkel@drexelmed.edu

    Curriculum

    Requirements 
    CR 515SIntro to Clinical Trials3.0
    CR 545SPharmaceutical Law3.0
    CR 612SFundamentals of Compliance3.0
    Electives 
    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
    Biotech/Research 
    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

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Essay on your past successes, goals and objectives for pursuing this program
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    A telephone interview may be requested.


    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1035 per credit.

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    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 a Certificate of Study in Clinical Research

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