With the explosive growth of medical science and technology, clinical researchers play a critical role in helping to move new knowledge from the laboratory bench to the practitioner's office and ultimately to health care systems and communities.
The Basic Clinical Research Methods (BCR) Certificate program is intended for individuals who:
This graduate certificate program emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills in research design, data analysis, and the application of this new knowledge through a capstone project.
Students attend regular, daytime graduate classes on the Seattle campus. At least 18 course credits must be earned, as described below. The formal requirements usually can be met within approximately one calendar year, beginning in Autumn Quarter.
Priority is given to candidates who have already been accepted into a funded University of Washington pre- or postdoctoral training program.Applicants who are NOT already enrolled in a UW graduate or professional degree program will pursue the program as a Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) student. This requires a separate GNM application. How to Apply
Individuals who already hold a masters degree and who desire advanced course work related to clinical research should consider the Advanced Clinical Research Methods certificate program instead. Those who seek a master's degree in preparation for a clinical research career should consider the clinical research track in the Master of Science degree.
For questions about program logistics, requirements, and the application process, contact staff in the Epidemiology Program Office:
For other questions, contact the Program Director: