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Program Details

Students who enroll in the Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate Program at the University of Georgia will focus on developing necessary skills to lead and supervise development and execution of scientifically valid clinical study designs. Admission into this program occurs annually, not per semester. Students will need to apply by June 1st. Transfer credits are not accepted into this program.

Those who are employed in the pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, biotechnology industries, or related field will be given preference when applying to this program. Students should also have a reliable computer that meets required specifications. GRE scores are NOT mandatory for certificate admission.

This program is conducted primarily through Internet-based instruction, and will encompass 17 semester credit hours. Students will study five courses in this time: Intro to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Device Industries, Biostatistical Applications for Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries, Ethical Issues in Research, Clinical Trials Design & Monitoring, Project Management in Clinical Trials. Students will be taking these courses on a part-time status, as full-time status is not offered for this particular program. Two courses will be taken in the Fall semester, three in the Spring semester, and two during the Summer semester.


The necessary qualifications for a promising applicant include a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges