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Program Details

Michigan State University offers a Clinical Research Trials Management Graduate Certificate in a completely online program curriculum. The program is geared towards clinical researchers who are preparing to enter a clinical research trials career or are looking for further course work.

Application for this program includes a bachelor’s degree, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a personal essay that includes a career goals statement, and a resume. Those who are international students must also provide English language proficiency evidence by submitting TOEFL results, and proof of funding if they are requesting an I-20. Transfer students may not use other courses to satisfy requirements for this course.

To complete this certificate program, students will complete 12 credit hours. Required courses include Integrated Research Study Design and Informatics, Regulatory Affairs and Project Management in Clinical Research, and Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science. The first two courses are offered from Michigan State University, while the third will be from Grand Valley State University. Students will then choose one of the following courses from Grand Valley State University: Clinical Research Trials Capstone, Grant Writing, or Applied Statistics for Health Professionals. Students who do not have at least two years of professional experience in clinical trials research are encouraged to take the Clinical Research Trials Capstone course.


Students must have a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools