Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management

USC School of Pharmacy

The Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management is an ideal training program for individuals interested in clinical research, either at a clinical site or in a medical products company.

It is designed to strengthen the statistical, research and project-management skills of clinical researchers and their associated clinical team members. Students must complete at least 12 units of coursework including at least two courses in clinical design and trial management, one course in ethics and one course in a specialized aspect of design, management or statistics, subject to the approval of the program director.

This accredited offering is designed to develop specialists for the high-demand field of medical product development. The program is structured especially for working professionals who wish to take one or two courses per term in convenient weekend or distance formats.

Students and alums of the Certificate program have access to all of the department’s career tools including professional development workshops, recruitment and career events. Our students and alums are in high demand by employers, and we distribute job postings from these recruiters regularly.

Students are expected to enroll each semester until the program is completed. Courses can be taken on site, by distance or as a blended combination. Students will confirm their specific coursework plan in consultation with their graduate advisors before beginning the program.