The USC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.
All of the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission we will work with you to develop a course plan that fits your needs. You can find all course descriptions here.
MPTX 517: Structure & Management of Clinical Trials
MPTX 522: Introduction to Clinical Trial Design & Statistics
MPTX 602: Science, Research & Ethics
Any remaining units can be filled with elective coursework chosen from the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.
RSCI 506: Auditing Principles
MPTX 511: Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
RSCI 520: Introduction to Risk Management for Health Care Products
RSCI 521: Seminars in Regulatory Science
RSCI 527: Medical Product Safety
RSCI 603: Managing Complex Projects
In order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management you must have met the following requirements:
- At least 12 units of required and elective courses
- Obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- Maintain continuous enrollment during all fall and spring semesters
- Complete the certificate within five years
Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Graduate Certificate Admissions Page.