Clinical Trial Management Post-Master’s Certificate

Learn how to effectively conduct and execute your own clinical trials with the Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Trial Management from Temple’s School of Pharmacy. This four-course, 12-credit certificate can be completed part time and is designed for pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals who are involved in running clinical trials. Throughout the certificate you will gain the skills and information needed to design, conduct and audit clinical trials of pharmaceutical products.

Additionally, you'll be versed in 

  • crafting protocol and consent forms,
  • overseeing budgets and data,
  • auditing data to ensure trial integrity,
  • clinical protocol development and monitoring strategies, and
  • understanding the role and responsibilities of Institutional Review Boards.

Specific courses cover bioethics issues including the

  • protection of the human research subject,
  • informed consent form and process, 
  • clinical operations and
  • the roles and responsibilities of key trial personnel.

Students who have already earned an MS in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (RAQA) from Temple or a comparable graduate program are well suited to enroll in the Clinical Trial Management Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate.

Classes & Curriculum

The certificate consists of either

  • four courses for those who received the MS in RAQA from Temple or
  • five courses for students who have completed advanced pharmacy degrees from other accredited U.S. institutions and have extensive pharmaceutical industry experience. If you have taken similar courses in another graduate-level program to those required at Temple, you may request to take alternate electives.

The Clinical Trial Management Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate includes the following course options.

  • Good Clinical Practices
  • Global Clinical Drug Development or Global Clinical Drug Development
  • Bioethics for Pharmaceutical Professionals

Along with a choice between

  • Clinical Data Management;
  • Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance;
  • Project Management for Clinical Trials;
  • Risk Management and Safety Signaling in Healthcare Products; or
  • Statistics for Clinical Trials.

Students from advanced degrees outside of Temple will take one additional elective as a  supplement.

See a full list of courses you may select.

Related Graduate Degrees

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Career Opportunities 

Alumni and current students of the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program can join the job postings listserv to gain access to current career opportunities.

Career Night
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance hosts an annual career night for students to meet with representatives from at least a dozen actively hiring companies. The evening features presentations on topics for breaking into the industry and gaining employment, such as interviewing tips and resume writing.

Students are also encouraged to speak with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance faculty about their professional goals and ambitions.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,072.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,358.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


Additional Program Information

Available online.