Clinical Research Coordinator Certificate 

Morehouse School of Medicine is offering a certificate in Clinical Research Coordination. The purpose of the certificate is to help address the lack of diversity and shortage in the clinical trial workforce. The certificate provides foundational training required for clinical research professionals and covers operational and regulatory essentials that every research coordinator needs. 

Certificate Overview
This 3-month online certificate program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate and manage clinical research studies effectively. The program will cover key topics such as study design, ethics and regulations, participant recruitment and retention, data collection and management, and study monitoring.  
Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to: 

  • Understand and identify key aspects of clinical research, 
  • Perform basic clinical research coordination tasks,  
  • Explore strategies to recruit more diverse research participants, and 
  • Demonstrate competencies for an entry-level research coordinator. 

This course requires one (1-hour) virtual mandatory meeting per month. 
Coursework consists of lectures and readings, with the remaining time allocated to various combinations that include:  assignments, quizzes, and discussion board posts. 
Other course elements include  

  • Case study reviews, 
  • Applied projects, and 
  • Videos lectures from subject matter experts 

The program will culminate with a 1-day, on-campus intensive skill-building workshop*. It will include hands-on application of concepts reviewed in the course. Successful completion of the workshop will result in a sign-off on the CRC I core competencies. 

*Students are responsible for travel.  

Admissions and Tuition Information 

Minimum Academic Requirements 

  • Applicants must have two years of college experience, preferably in a health-related field; however, all backgrounds are welcome.  
  • Individuals who hold a license as a practical nurse (LPN) are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Minimum GPA 2.50. 

To apply, students must complete an online application with the following items: 

  • Resume  
  • One-page personal statement explaining the motivation for pursuing the Clinical Research Coordinator Certificate and its importance on health equity and justice. 
  • Unofficial transcripts 
  • One (1) recommendation form 
  • $50 application fee 

Cost of Attendance 

Tuition and Fees 


Tuition does not include travel and fees are subject to change 


Online Course Calendar 2023-2024 


Start Date 

Finish Date 

On-Campus Workshop  

Fall 2023 

Monday, August 21 

Friday, November 10 

November 10 




Spring 2024 

Tuesday, January 2 

Saturday, February 24 

April  22 




Fall 2024 

Monday, August 19 

Friday, November 8 

November 8  





Spring 2024 Cohort 

  • Spring 2024 Applications open: August 1, 2023 
  • Early Decision deadline: October 1, 2023 
  • Spring 2024 Applications close: December 1, 2023
  • Classes begin: January 2, 2024 
  • Interviews will take place on a rolling basis as completed applications are received and reviewed by the admissions committee. *Interviews are not guaranteed. 

Pathway to the Master’s in Health Informatics 

As a part of the pathway to the Master’s program, participants who have a bachelor’s degree, a GPA of 2.8, and successfully complete this 3-month certificate are GUARANTEED admission into the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree program. 

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