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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Investigation Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.

Certificate Code: XCI
Approved 200501

This Distance Learning Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation offers students the opportunity to do graduate-level study that focuses on clinical investigation and advanced study in the field of clinical research. This coursework is designed to support the development and implementation of a clinical research education program for patient-oriented research. The curriculum will provide knowledge related to biostatistics, epidemiology, research methodology and bioethics. Students receive a graduate certificate upon completing the program.

Courses offered in the graduate certificate at or above the 6000 level may be applied toward a Master’s or PhD program. The graduate certificate offers students flexibility in class scheduling and focused course work. Graduates will develop the specialized knowledge required in hospital, laboratory, industry, or university settings. It is anticipated that some students will apply for graduate Master’s/PhD degrees offered by USF Health at the University of South Florida. In addition to medical residents, the certificate is also intended for students who are not yet committed to pursuing a graduate degree.


Offered both online, or in traditional format at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements. A personal interview may be required.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • A two to three page essay.

Contact department for additional information.


Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to nine (9) hours, or three (3) courses of graduate certificate course credits at or above the 6000 level may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


Time Limit / Average time to Completion

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.



Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)


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