Clinical Research

Drexel University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
1200 USD/credit
1200 USD/credit
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Drexel University’s nationally ranked College of Medicine offers an online Certificate of Study in Clinical Research. The Clinical Research program of Drexel University, taught by industry experts, is designed for a wide range of professionals seeking clinical research credentials and career-movers who want to break ground in the clinical research field.


What is a certificate in Clinical Research?

The Clinical Research program of Drexel University is a 15-semester credit program that covers both business principles and clinical research industry best practices. To earn your professional credential at Drexel, you’ll complete five graduate-level courses that draw content from the MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM) curriculum.

What can I do with a certificate in Clinical Research?

A Certificate in Clinical Research may help you pursue career paths such as Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) and eventually Clinical Research Associate (CRA) opportunities. In both of these roles, you’ll likely find your skills are in high demand. Reports point to faster than average job growth (10 – 15 percent) by 2026.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmaceutical Law
  • Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
  • Designing the Clinical Trial
  • Innovative Product Development
  • Regulatory, Scientific and Social Issues Affecting Biotech Research
  • Compliance & Monitoring Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




15 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Clinical Research
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