Graduate Certificate: Clinical Trial Management


About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Clinical Trial Management is specifically designed for pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals who actively contribute to the clinical trial process, including physicians, clinical research monitors, investigators and coordinators, and members of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Coursework provides the tools and information needed to understand the basis for new drug discovery, the design and implementation of the clinical protocol, its conduct and effective monitoring strategies, and the auditing of data to ensure the integrity of the trial.

Students sharpen their knowledge of clinical trials without committing to a master’s degree. The certificate leads to understanding how clinical trials must be designed and overseen in the pharmaceutical industry, including writing protocols and consent forms, understanding the requirements of Good Clinical Practices, and managing budgets and data.

Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 4 years

Campus Location: Online and Fort Washington

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The certificate may be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the School of Pharmacy's program coordinator for more information.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the certificate program.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:
Fall and Spring admissions are on a rolling basis. Interested students should contact the School of Pharmacy for permission to enroll in coursework.

APPLY HERE to the post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. While no specific major is required, most applicants should have a background in biological sciences, engineering, healthcare, natural sciences or related disciplines.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 15

Required Courses:

Core Courses
QARA 5459Drug Development3
QARA 5536Good Clinical Practices3
QARA 5537Clinical Trial Management3
QARA 5612Bioethics for Pharmaceutical Professionals3
Select one from the following:3
Statistics for Clinical Trials
Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Project Management for Clinical Trials
Benefit Risk Management and Safety Signaling of Healthcare Products
Clinical Data Management (CDM)
Total Credit Hours15

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program

425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175

Fort Washington, PA 19034-2728


Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Temple University

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program

425 Commerce Drive, Suite 175

Fort Washington, PA 19034-2728

Department Contacts:


Wendy Lebing, MALD, MS

Assistant Dean