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Clinical Trials Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Epidemiology

Onsite or Online | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Clinical Trials Certificate Program

Clinical Trials are a key tool in the evaluation of new strategies for prevention and treatment of disease. This certificate program focuses primarily on the design and analysis of randomized clinical trials for evaluation of licensed and non-licensed medical products and other health interventions, the regulatory framework for the conduct and evaluation of data from clinical trials, and ethical principles for the conduct of clinical trials.

Educational Objectives

After completing the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Summarize the history of clinical trials and describe the role they play in evaluation of health interventions;
  • Explain the key differences, advantages and disadvantages of experimental versus observational study designs;
  • Develop a protocol, consent statement, monitoring plan and data collection plan for a clinical trial;
  • Review and critique manuscripts presenting the results of clinical trials using CONSORT guidelines; and 
  • Explain the key ethical principles regarding the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials

Curriculum for the Clinical Trials Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

The certificate program is open to graduate students currently enrolled in any division of the Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. 

Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate student:

Applicants who are already enrolled in graduate programs at JHU must submit a short letter of interest and CV/resumé to the Certificate Program Contact, and complete a Declaration of Intent form prior to starting coursework. 

Eligible Start Terms:


Email Certificate Program Contact

Non-Degree Students

Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree student:

Applicants who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificates Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program.

Prerequisites or special requirements


Application for Non-Degree Students


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Financial Aid Eligibility: U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in this certificate program may be eligible to apply for Title IV financial aid. Please contact the JHU Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM) for more information.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Departments

Certificate Program Contact
Sheila Small

Faculty Sponsor
Ann-Margret Ervin