Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

Related Resources


Applicants are required to have a bachelor's or equivalent degree or experience in clinical trials or a closely related field of health and medicine.

In the third-term course (Project Management & the Business of Clinical Trials), you need to have a basic familiarity with Excel spreadsheets. This is not a requirement for admission, but may be an advantage in the application review process.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see either the noncredit programs or credit programs section of English Language Proficiency Requirements, depending on the option you’re enrolling in.

Technology Requirements

You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to your program's attendance policy and receiving a satisfactory grade in all required courses. If you are enrolled in the noncredit option, you must earn a grade of SC (successful completion) in each course. Students in the credit option must earn a grade of at least 2.7 in each course. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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