Clinical Research Management Certificate FAQs

How is this certificate offered?

This program is offered 100% online.

Are the online courses offered live or pre-recorded?

The courses are all pre-recorded and asynchronous. There may be opportunities for students to log in and attend a session by a guest lecture but this would be recorded and available to students in case they cannot make the session. 

Can I pursue this certificate at the same time as another graduate degree program at Ohio State? 

Yes! Students who are already enrolled as graduate students at Ohio State can apply for this certificate and take courses alongside their program coursework. Please visit our admission webpage for how to apply as a current graduate student.  

Can I complete this certificate at my own pace?  

Students are expected to follow their plan of study. Any changes to that plan can be discussed with the student’s advisor. 

Are the courses needed to complete this certificate offered every term? 

No, courses are only offered during certain terms each year. A student’s plan of study is therefore based on this course availability. 

What is the estimated cost?

A breakdown of the estimated costs for the total program may be found here. Students in the certificate program pay instructional fees, general fees, and distance learning fees each enrollment term.

Is there funding available? 

As non-degree students, most types of financial aid and scholarships are not available to students enrolling in certificate programs. Full-time employees at Ohio State may be eligible for tuition assistance, which can aid in the cost of this certificate. 

What are some ways this could enhance my career? Are there specific jobs this could lead to?

There are U.S. and global shortages for a variety of career options in clinical research and so this is an ideal time to target clinical research careers. After obtaining your Clinical Research Management certificate, entry level jobs at academic medical centers and clinical research sites will be attainable. However, if you are already in the field of clinical research this certificate will help you show your competence in clinical research which will help you climb the clinical research career ladder.