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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Research Certificate


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Trina Cossin, M.Ed., R.T.(R), Program Director and School of Allied Health Director

*Please note the Clinical Research Certificate is not currently accepting applications at this time.

The Clinical Research certificate is designed for students with a variety of undergraduate degrees, as well as graduate students seeking further education. For those already working in the field of clinical research, completion of the certificate will provide information to aide in sitting for the SOCRA exam.  This certificate is designed for students who ultimately seek careers in the clinical research industry, and may lead to opportunities for positions including those in clinical project management, clinical data management, pharmacovigilance, clinical monitoring, and many others.

Students will learn the principles of drug development and how clinical trials are conducted from knowledgeable professionals working in the field of clinical research.  Students will also learn other applicable skills, including how to communicate with key stakeholders in the clinical trial process, and will learn in detail about the various stakeholders and participants of a clinical trial, including the biopharmaceutical company, CRO, research sites, vendors, labs, regulatory authorities and more. This program can be completed as an introduction into clinical research, or can offer a deeper understanding of the clinical trial process for those already working in the field. The Clinical Research Certificate is designed for those individuals interested in a future career in Clinical Research.

Contact Information

Trina Cossin, M.Ed., R.T.(R), Program Director and School of Allied Health Director

Cossint1@nku.edu or 859-572-5477

Admission Requirements

Individuals applying must meet all requirements for admission to graduate study at Northern Kentucky University as defined by the Graduate Catalog at the time of application in addition to the following:

1. Application for graduate admission, along with $40 application fee.
2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale; submit transcripts of all colleges and universities attended to the Office of Graduate Education.

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