Admission Requirements: Clinical Trials Design and Research Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: Clinical Trials Design and Research Graduate Certificate
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

The Clinical Trials Design and Research Graduate Certificate program is designed for individuals working in the scientific, regulatory, and business aspects of drug development.

Pharmacy, medical, nursing, and business graduates already working in drug development will benefit from this online degree program.


  • A U.S. bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign country
  • A grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or foreign equivalent
  • Some experience in drug development or clinical research
  • For international students, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 90 (internet-based) or 235 (computer-based), or a Duolingo English Test of at least 110 is accepted.
  • GRE is not required for the graduate certificate

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University of Cincinnati graduate school online application.


Two letters of reference are required.

References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. Letters of recommendation from family, friends, current students, politicians, or clergy are not accepted.


A professional and current resume.

Statement of Purpose

Provide a few paragraphs on why you plan to pursue this program and how you plan to use this degree in the future.


All college transcripts with evidence of high academic achievement.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient to make offers of admission. However, all official and final transcripts must be received by the Graduate School by 30 days before the start of class enrollment to secure admission offer.

Official transcripts may be submitted with your application and sent to:

University of Cincinnati
Graduate School
110 Van Wormer Circle
Pox Office Box 00627
Cincinnati, Oho 45221-037

Application Fee

There is a $20.00 application fee.