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Science of Clinical Investigation Training Program

Online Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI) Training Program

The online version of the SOCI Training Program was designed specifically for clinical scientists around the world without physical access to the BSPH campus.  While the method of instruction is asynchronous vs. synchronous instruction, the concept and requirements for the online SOCI program remain the same as the on-campus program. 

All SOCI Training Program courses are taken non-credit.  To earn the achievement award, students must actively participate in online discussions and complete all required readings and assignments.  A grade of Pass (P) must be obtained.  Completion of the entire series is required to receive the SOCI award, however, students can take individual courses for the purpose of personal development.

Required Coursework

Participants who wish to complete the entire program online will take the following 4 course sequence:

All first time participants taking an online course from the BSPH must complete the Introduction to Online Learning course.  This course is a free, non-credit mini course, that must be completed before you can enroll in any online courses. Please view the IOL schedule. 

390.678.81  Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation (First Term) August 29 - October 24, 2022

390.673.81  Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research (Second Term) October 26 – December 23, 2022

390.676.81  Design of Clinical Studies* (Third Term) January 23 – March 17, 2023

390.672.81  Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data *(Fourth Term) March 27 – May 19, 2023

* These courses must be taken in a particular sequence. Design of Clinical Studies is a prerequisite for Quantitative Analysis.

Participants may apply to the program at any point during the year; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The BSPH Academic Year consists of four 8-week terms. 

Application Instructions

Apply Now ► SOCI Online Application

  • Apply Now (directly under NEW STUDENTS)
  • Then click Start
  • Under the first drop down box Select Non-Degree Opportunity of Interest SELECT ~> Science of Clinical Investigation
  • Then click Next Page

The following items must be included with your application:

  • A copy of your most recent college/university degree transcripts

Please return transcript/documents to: Cristina DeNardo,

JHU employees need only to complete the Online Application Form.

Program Tuition

The current tuition rate for courses at the BSPH is $1270 (USD) per credit; each SOCI course is equal to 3 credits.  The cost per course is $3810 (USD).  Payment must be included at the time of registration.