Overview

Graduate Certificate Clinical Trials Design and Management

Offered through the College of Pharmacy Regulatory Affairs, the University of Georgia’s online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management will prepare you to lead and manage the development and implementation of scientifically valid clinical study design including monitoring of clinical trials and directing daily clinical trial operations.

This interdisciplinary program encompasses critical core competency areas including biostatistics, federal regulations, bioethics, and project management. These areas are integral in drug product development and medical device design validation required for federal regulatory market clearance and commercialization.

The program plan is ideal for working professionals and consists of 17 semester credit hours, delivered online, with occasional live sessions at the UGA Gwinnett Campus. The certificate course work may be applied toward a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy with an emphasis in Regulatory Affairs.

Accreditations

The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.

College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.
  • Free software requirements for UGA students –Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Flash, and Firefox, Chrome browsers

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Online Tuition $720 per credit hour 17 credit hours $12,240 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester 2 semesters $1,194 USD
Student Fees $372 partial semester 1 semester $372
Total Program Cost     $13,806 USD

If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Office of the Registrar website

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 

Admissions

Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate:  17 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  N/A

Admission Requirements

Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in sciences, healthcare, or engineering.  Preference will also be given to applicants employed in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries or related field.

Applying to the Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management Program is a two-step process. You will need to submit our departmental application and an application to the UGA Graduate School.

Students applying to the graduate school for non-degree status are not required to take entrance exams or to submit test scores and letters of recommendation. However, applicants are encouraged to include a company support letter in their application documents.

Non-Degree Application Checklist

  1. UGA Graduate School Application – Submit to the Graduate School online.  Application fee applies.
  2. Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management Application (pdf) - Complete and email to regaffairs@rx.uga.edu or mail to the department:

Regulatory Affairs Graduate Education Program
The University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043-4005

  1. Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  2. Statement of Purpose – Send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent for the online program in their statement.
  3. Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
  4. Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
  5. Letters of Recommendation - Submit two letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall:  June 1

International Applicants

  • Fall:  April 15

Curriculum

Program Structure

The program plan is ideal for working professionals and consists of 17 semester credit hours, delivered online, with occasional live sessions at the UGA Gwinnett Campus.

Sample Part-time Schedule

Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
  • Intro to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Device Industries (4 hrs)
  • Ethical Issues in Research (3 hrs)
  • Clinical Trials Design and Monitoring (4 hrs)
  • Biostatistical Applications for Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries (3 hrs)
  • Project Management in Clinical Trials (3 hrs)

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The library research resources available to distance learners have never been better.  No matter what your topic or where you are studying, the books and articles you need are only a few clicks away.  But to find them, you’ll have to learn to use the GIL online catalog and GALILEO databases, which can seem intimidating to the uninitiated. 

 

The fastest way to get started is with the video tutorials created by the UGA Libraries. 

 

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This one, “Welcome to the Libraries,” introduces the most powerful tools available through the UGA Libraries web site in less than five minutes. It also shows you how to gain off-campus access to GALILEO databases and e-books, how to renew your books online, and how to request materials from the Repository.  It explains basic services such as how to access materials that have been placed on reserve, how to use GIL Express, and how to use Interlibrary Loan.

 

Many more video tutorials about library resources and services are available in this libguide for distance learners, http://guides.libs.uga.edu/c.php?g=350137.   All are brief, closed-captioned instructional sessions.   If you are new to the UGA Libraries or coming back to school after some time off, these tutorials are a great way to get an overview of services or refresh rusty research skills.  Here you’ll find videos showing you how to recall books that are checked out to other patrons, when to use GIL-Find or GIL Classic, and how to find UGA dissertations as well as dissertations available at other universities.  Other tutorials will help you search specific databases and locate a specific journal article.

 

We welcome your suggestions for future tutorials.   And they’re not the only way you can get library help.  You can contact librarians directly by phone at 706 542-3251, or text us at 706-363-0836, chat with us from the libraries homepage, or visit us in the libraries!   

 

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Contact Information

Contact the online Clinical Trials Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.

Email us using the request for information form or call 1 (706) 452-7949