Clinical Trials Sciences Certificate Admissions

Application Deadlines

This program admits students every semester. 

Opens: April 1
Deadline: June 18

Opens: June 19
Deadline: November 1

Opens: November 2
Deadline: March 1

Admissions Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to qualify for admission to the Clinical Trials Sciences certificate:  

  • A currently enrolled undergraduate student at The Ohio State University 
  • Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative Ohio State GPA 
  • Enrolled in a health science-related major. A list of suggested majors is available below.  
Suggested health science-related majors
  • Actuarial Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Anthropological Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Special Education
  • Exercise Science Education
  • Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science 
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Human Nutrition 
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Health Information Management and Systems
  • Health Sciences Program
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Radiologic Sciences and Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

You must apply for and be admitted to the certificate before you complete the fourth course in the curriculum to earn the certificate. 


How to Apply

To apply for the Clinical Trials Sciences certificate, you must complete the following by the application deadline: 

Apply online

You will complete an application online. This application will ask you to confirm you meet the admission requirements listed above and ask you to select a start term to begin the Clinical Trials Sciences coursework.

During application review, the College of Nursing will verify your status as an Ohio State student and your GPA. You are not required to submit further documentation in order to verify this information.  

Failure to complete all required steps of this application process by 11:59 pm EST on the day of the posted deadline will result in your application not being considered for admission, with no exceptions. 


Admission Timeline & Deferrals

pplications must be received by the posted application deadline to be considered for admission to the targeted semester. After the application deadline, applications will be reviewed and decision announcements will be emailed to applicants prior to the targeted semester. 

You can download an overview of the admissions timeline here. This admissions timeline covers what you can expect throughout the application process, including an anticipated timeline for when admissions decisions will be released and next steps if you are offered admission.  

You are not able to defer admittance. If you are unable to begin your studies in the term to which you applied, you will be required to reapply in the future.  


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For questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact our Student Affairs team at  

In accordance with the non-discrimination policy of The Ohio State University and the College of Nursing, we strictly prohibit any discrimination based upon age, color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, pregnancy, or veteran status in its application, admission, or enrollment practices.   

Ohio State is committed to treating applicants fairly and with dignity and respect. Please click here to review Ohio State’s post-admissions policy.