Advanced Certificate in Clinical Research Management

Advanced Certificates

The advanced certificate in Clinical Research Management is designed primarily for experienced professionals who already hold an advanced degree in a related health care field or in business, and who need a targeted cluster of courses in clinical research management for career enhancement. Candidates for the advanced certificate aspire toward leadership positions in academic research centers or related private sector organizations, such as the pharmaceutical industry.

Non-Degree Study Option*

Qualified students with University College authorization may take up to six units of Clinical Research Management graduate-level course work on a non-degree basis. To do so, complete the "Graduate Student-At-Large" application located on our Apply page.

*International students are only eligible to apply for non-degree study as a Graduate Student-At-Large if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational. International students holding F1 visas are not eligible to apply for the “Graduate Student-At-Large” program or any of our advanced certificate programs at this time.

    The Clinical Research Management advanced certificate is awarded by University College, the evening and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences. The program is offered in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine, and more specifically, the Center for Applied Research Sciences and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences.


    Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

    • one-on-one, hour long appointments with an experienced advisor;
    • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
    • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

    Request an Appointment

    Student advising is available at our West Campus location from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.

    Natalia Kolk
    Academic Advisor
    (314) 935-6742
    Meet with Natalia

    required course work

    Courses taken toward the Certificate in Clinical Research Management also may count toward the Master of Science in Clinical Research Management.

    Required Courses: 21 units

    • Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management (U80 500)
    • Medical Writing for Clinical Research (U80 515)
    • Drug and Device Development (U80 518)
    • Health Care Reform and Policy (U80 555)
    • Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Issues (U80 522)
    • Advanced Data and Information Management in Health Sciences (U80 512)
    • Epidemiology for Clinical Research (U80 588)

    All courses must be completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

    admissions requirements

    Prospective students are urged to discuss admission and tentative course schedules, including prerequisite courses, with the program coordinator.

    A Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

    Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

    All courses must be taken at WashU
    U.S. Citizenship

    University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.

    application requirements

    Completed application form

    The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed and the required documents have been received.

    Official transcripts from all previous college work

    Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College. Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to For transcript questions, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Patricia Agnew, at

    Personal Essay

    Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? Is there additional information we should know about you when considering your application?

    TOEFL scores (if applicable)

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, official TOEFL scores must be forwarded to University College.

    Graduates of a U.S. university or college or Canada, Australia, and U.K. residents are exempt if they have earned a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree from such college or university.

    Three Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation should be completed by teachers or professional associates. They can be submitted as part of your online application or mailed to University College.

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    Still have questions?

    Program Coordinator: Sally Anderson | (314) 935-6700 |

    Academic Advisor: Natalia Kolk | (314) 935-6742 |

    Administrative Assistant for Academic Programs: Holly Schroeder | (314) 935-6759 |