Drop Down Menu

Certificate Program

The certificate program is tailored to those individuals who would like to obtain skills in clinical and epidemiologic research, but for whom the full master's program is not feasible. The 16-credit certificate program requires the courses listed below. No thesis is required. Students can progress at a rate of one or more courses per semester, which is entirely compatible with ongoing professional responsibilities.

Certificate Applicants who are not already enrolled in a degree program or as a Lifelong Education Student at MSU must complete a Lifelong Education application. Click here for information about Lifelong Education and for a link to the on-line Lifelong Education application.

Requirements

16 credits (listed below) are required

  • 9 credits epidemiology courses
  • 6 credits biostatistics courses
  • 1 credit Research Ethics
  • The year-long non-credit workshops run by the Graduate School "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series."  For more information and registration see: http://grad.msu.edu/rcr/
Length

Designed to be completed over 3 semesters, but may also be completed in up to 6 semesters.

Schedule

Typical 3 semester schedule (these courses are offered in fall or spring semester as listed below):

Fall & Spring Semesters

The year-long non-credit workshops run by the Graduate School "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series."  For more information and registration see: http://grad.msu.edu/rcr/

1st Fall:

  • EPI 810 Intro to Epi
  • EPI 808 Biostats I

1st Spring:

  • EPI 829 Design of Epi studies and clinical trials
  • EPI 809 Biostats II

2nd Fall:

  • EPI 812 Causal inference in Epidemiology - (EPI 810 is a pre-requisite)
  • Epi 828 Research Ethics - offered every year, one-credit

 

Do you need help in evaluating your progress toward completing the degree