This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in clinical research and research ethics.
The goal of this 12-credit, six course certificate program is to provide individuals with an understanding of the ethical and regulatory aspects of human subjects research and to provide them with the skills needed to analyze ethical issues that arise in the conduct and coordination of research in domestic and international arenas.
Applications for admission to the spring term are due by December 15.
Health care is poised to experience the greatest employment growth of any sector in the U.S. over the next few years. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics is predicting the field will experience 19% growth across the nation by 2024. The knowledge and training you'll receive in the Research Ethics Certificate Program will prepare you to capitalize on this growth in a number of rapidly expanding fields, including:
- Global pharmaceutical clinical trials
- Health research
- Project management
- Human subject protection
- Research and development
- Public policy
- Ethics consulting
Research Ethics is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in research ethics. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this specialization.
Is an Online Course Right for You?
Program Completion Timeline
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants can start the program at the start of any term.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
The Research Ethics certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Sciences. The 30-credit MS Health Science program is available entirely online and can be completed by a working professional is as little as 18 months. Upon the successful completion of the certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health Science program and the GRE requirement is waived. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 18 credits away from a Master's degree!
Want to know more about the 18 credits? See the core curriculum
If you prefer to complete the Master’s and certificate coursework concurrently, please submit your application for the Master’s program. In this case, the GRE requirement will not be waived.
Annual dmission Deadlines
Fall application: July 31
Spring application: December 15
Summer application: April 15
Do you need financial support? Our certificate programs are eligible for federal aid.