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A certificate program can be completed in as little as 3 semesters (5-6 classes).



A clinical research associate is a professional who monitors the administration and progress of a clinical trial (pharmaceuticals, biologics or devices) on behalf of a sponsor. This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, is designed to provide a focused course of study for individuals seeking to position themselves for certification as a clinical research associate. It will also provide knowledge and skills of clinical excellence in monitoring scientific studies toward the advancement of knowledge and improvement of health.


Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credits
HSA 608 Research Methodology and Design 3
HSA 648 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
HSA 653 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Organizations 3
HSA 656 or HSA 682 Introducing Drugs into the Human Population or Managerial Epidemiology 3
HSA 672 Practicum 3
Total 15

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field. In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants must present the following:

  • Complete an online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Submit Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Submit an admissions statement/essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community you serve (about 250 words).
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from employers, professional supervisors, colleagues, or previous professors.
  • Submit a current resume.


  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in a health care discipline.
  2. Possess relevant work experience and or a related degree.

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