Graduate Certificate Programs

Clinical investigation is the fastest growing discipline in the burgeoning medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping pace with the ever-increasing body of knowledge and new regulatory procedures generated by advances in clinical research is critical to career success.

The Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
offers two NonDegree Graduate Certificate programs in Clinical Investigation:

  • Hybrid Graduate Certificate program
  • Online Graduate Certificate program

The objective of these Nondegree programs is to provide in-depth understanding of the scientific fundamentals of human research.

The Curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of key, fundamental elements of clinical investigation, including:

  • Clinical trial design and conduct
  • Clinical research regulations
  • Good clinical practices of research
  • Critical evaluation of the medical, research literature

Who can benefit from this program?

–  Clinical and health professionals of all varieties, including:

  • physicians,
  • research nurses
  • study coordinators,
  • managers in clinical research and site management,
  • professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, as well as CRO and SMO organizations

Benefits of this program:

  • Earn a graduate certificate from Boston University’s School of Medicine, a leading research institution
  • Qualify to sit for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Clinical Research Coordinator exam AND waive the two year work requirement
  • Apply a portion of the credits earned toward a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
    (Note: The MSCI program is comprised of campus-based courses and is not available in an online format.)
  • Complete a valuable professional credential in just 2-4 full semesters of study while increasing your skills and knowledge in clinical investigation

To learn more about the available certificate options, follow the links below:

Hybrid Graduate Certificate

Online Graduate Certificate