Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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

    School Overview

    The Georgia General Assembly granted a charter to the University of Georgia in 1785 making the school the “birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” The site was chosen and the college was established in 1801 conferring its first set of graduates just three years later. Based on the principles of “teaching, research, and service,” the University of Georgia houses seventeen colleges and schools and currently enrolls 34,475 undergraduate and graduate students.

    The University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, along with professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The University of Georgia has recently launched UGAonline in order to expand online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.


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