Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research curriculum of 15 credits includes courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, decision and cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes measurement, quality management, health care economics and policy, scientific communication, and SAS statistical analysis computing. Courses are offered on weekday evenings, enabling the student to continue work activity and engage in clinical and health services research coursework. The course sequence begins each fall semester.
All certificate candidates are considered non-degree students. Up to 15 Penn State course credits acquired as a non-degree certificate candidate may be applied toward fulfillment of graduate degree requirements.
Follow these easy steps:
1. Complete the application and submit materials online to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research at the Hershey campus via the Penn State Graduate School Admissions Portal:
- One letter of recommendation
2. Send transcripts to the MS PHS program by mail: MS PHS Program, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Dr, Mailcode A210, Hershey, PA, 17033
- One official transcript from all colleges/universities who granted a degree.
The certificate program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester. However, applications will be accepted until March 1, 2014, for the Fall 2014 semester.