Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration: Admission Requirements
|Summer 2023||Fall 2023*||Spring 2024|
|Application Deadline||3/31/23||7/21/23||December 2023|
|Start Date||5/1/23||8/24/23||January 2024|
*Applicants must apply in the summer to start this program in the fall semester.
To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Administration, you’ll need:
|3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale|
|Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university|
|Personal statement: Applicants must include a 250–500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at GW, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.|
|Two letters of recommendation|
|Application fee: A non-refundable application fee of $80 is required. The application fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military, current GW students, degree-holding GW alumni, current McNair Program Scholars, and graduates of minority-serving institutions (MSI).|
|Official transcripts from every college and university attended. All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency. Please find the list of member organizations here: https://www.naces.org/members.|
|Previous work experience: At least six months of clinical research professional or related experience. Examples of related experience: public health-health services research, investigational or commercial pharmacy, nutritional supplement clinical research, preclinical experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or health care outcomes research.|
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Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs
|This program is not visa eligible. Permanent residents or those with a valid visa (e.g., work) may apply to perform their rotation in the US. International students may apply without a visa if they have an approved clinical site in their geographic region. |
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are also required to submit official test scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) Academics, or the academic International English Language Test System (IELTS). The following are the minimum scores for admission consideration:
International applicants may be considered for admission without submitting the above scores if:
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.