Certificate in Clinical Research

Certificate in Clinical Research (CCR) Part-Time (19 Hours)

The online Certificate in Clinical Research Clinical is ideal for healthcare professionals,  specialists, residents, fellows,  who desire to accrue the core competencies to participate in clinical research. Candidates are required to complete 19 credit hours for completion.


Fall Semester-  Start date: August 22, 2023

(Recommended courses)
MCR 700-01 Clinical Biostatistics: 3 semester hours
MCR 736-01 Clinical Epidemiology: 3 semester hours
MCR 750-01 Ethical Issues in Clinical Research: 1 semester hour

Spring Semester- Start Date: January 3, 2024

(Recommended courses)
MCR 724-01 Introduction to Clinical Trials: 3 semester hours
MCR 752-01 Team Science in Clinical Research: 1 semester hour
MCR 777-01 Introduction to Grant Writing: 1 semester hour
MCR 732-01 Comparative Effectiveness Research: 3 semester hours

Summer Semester- Start Date: May 1, 2024

(Recommended courses)
MCR 731-01 Critical Review: 2 semester hours
MCR 773 Industry/Regulatory: 2 semester hours

Tuition and Fees

Courses successfully completed may apply toward the MS in Clinical Research program. This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

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For more information contact:

Maritza Dawkins-Holnes

Daniel T. Lackand, Dr. P.H., FACE, FAHA