The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation is a 16-credit certificate program for young investigators committed to pursuing academic careers in clinical research.

Program overview

  • Students will gain knowledge in the core competencies of clinical research and investigation such as study design, research implementation, statistical approaches, responsible conduct of research, scientific communication and literature critique, leadership, and community engagement.
  • On average, scholars complete the certificate requirements within one to two years. All coursework must be successfully completed within five years from the start of the first course. Credits cannot be transferred into the program.
  • The evening course format allows for full or part-time enrollment that can accommodate clinical schedules at any point in a career.
  • The certificate is available in four different tracks: Clinical Investigation, Translational Medicine, Genetics/Genomics, Dissemination and Implementation.

Core courses

  • Designing Outcomes and Clinical Research (CLNV 513, 3 credits)
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Research (CLNV 510, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics for Clinical Research (CLNV 522, 3 credits)
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Health Sciences (CLNV 524, 3 credits)
  • Grantsmanship (CLNV 528, 2 credits), OR
    Scientific Writing and Publishing (CLNV 529, 2 credits)
  • Advanced Methods for Clinical and Outcomes Research (CLNV 589, 3 credits)

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Tuition & Assistance

Tuition for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is $1,380 per credit for Medical School Graduate Programs. New tuition rates always begin on July 1 of each year.