GC in Clinical Research Design and Management (CRDM)

The USC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

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

Electives

Any remaining units can be filled with elective coursework chosen from the courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.

Suggested Electives

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

Graduation Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

Detailed admissions and application information can be found on the Graduate Certificate Admissions Page.