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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration

Discover Excellence in Clinical Research Leadership

The George Washington University’s (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration will prepare you to be strategic leaders who drive success for their health care and research organizations. The 18-credit-hour graduate certificate will strengthen your career prospects while developing management skills for clinical research administration.

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Quick Facts

18

total credits

$18,720

tuition

2 years

average duration

Accreditation and Rankings

  • Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • #66 Best National University*
  • #19 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs*

U.S. News & World Report‘s 2021 Best Colleges Rankings

Program Highlights

Curriculum

Students in the online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration (CRA) program must successfully complete 15 credit hours in CRA and a 3-credit-hour elective.

All courses in the clinical research certificate program are transferable to the MSHS, so students can seamlessly matriculate into the Master’s in Clinical Research program.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration program, you’ll be able to:

Who Is the Ideal Student for This Program?

The online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration program is ideal for working clinical research professionals, or those in a related field, who wish to increase their knowledge of drug development, clinical trial conduct, monitoring, and the business, ethical, and legal perspectives of the clinical research industry.

Career Outlook

Designed to answer the growing need for clinical research jobs and focusing on strategic leadership in the real-world, the online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration will prepare you for some of the highest-level positions within clinical research organizations.

Clinical research director positions have an average annual earning potential of $109,3691, and clinical data manager positions have the average annual earning potential of $77,4812. These are just a few of the high-paying and in-demand careers in clinical research that you can pursue with a master’s in clinical research administration.

Graduates are prepared to lead health care organizations in the following roles:

  • Clinical Operations Manager/Director
  • Clinical Project Manager/Director
  • Clinical Research Manager/Director
  • Clinical Study Manager/Director
  • Clinical Trial Manager/Director
  • Drug Safety Manager/Director
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration at GW consists of 18 credit hours and costs $1,040 per credit hour.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program. Please call at (844) 386-7323 for more information.

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Meet the Program Director

Joan Butler, EdD

Dr. Joan Butler has over 25 years’ experience in drug development and has held executive, project management, regulatory, and clinical research positions within the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Butler was chosen as the industry project manager representative loaned to FDA’s Office of the Commissioner to aid the implementation of the “team-based managed review process” within the Centers for Drugs and Biologics for PDUFA implementation for which she received special recognition.

Dr. Butler has taught at the George Washington University since 2008. During this time, she continues to serve as the director for Clinical Research Administration programs. Dr. Butler has taught several courses within the graduate Clinical Research Administration program, and has focused on evaluating and updating the curricula in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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Sources:

  1. Payscale (2020 February 1). Average Clinical Research Director Salary. Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Research_Director/Salary.
  2. Payscale (2020 February 2). Average Clinical Data Manager Salary. Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Data_Manager/Salary.