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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

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.  Please review the requirements for non-degree students.

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, 90 Hope Dr, Suite 2200, Mailcode A210, PO Box 855, Hershey, PA, 17033-0855

  • One official transcript from all colleges/universities who granted a degree.

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015, for the Fall 2015 semester.


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