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. To help researchers keep up to date, the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine offers two non-degree graduate certificate programs in Clinical Investigation: the Hybrid Graduate Certificate program and the Online Graduate Certificate program.

Program Overview:

These non-degree programs were developed to provide students with a comprehensive 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 uiterature

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 BU’s Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (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

Learn more about our available certificate options: