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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.


16 credits (listed below) are required


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


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:

1st Spring:

2nd Fall:


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