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The 15-Credit Clinical Epidemiology Certificate can help you advance your knowledge and skills to design, conduct, and evaluate clinical research.

Clinical Epidemiology Certificate

Students will learn how to incorporate valid research findings into clinical decision-making. Courses examine research methods, study design, biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.

The Clinical Epidemiology Certificate is Intended for:

  • Clinicians, physicians, and nurses;
  • Clinical researchers; and
  • Those working in pharmaceutical and related industries.

The Clinical Epidemiology Certificate program has provided me with an excellent foundation for evaluating critical public health issues as they pertain to clinical research. The program’s flexibility and quality of the faculty makes this a positive experience.

Clinical Epidemiology Certificate Student

Program Design

You can complete the Clinical Epidemiology Certificate in two to three semesters, or you can plan a schedule for completing the courses over a two-year period (maximum timeframe). The late afternoon/evening schedule makes it convenient to continue working or gain experience while earning your Clinical Epidemiology Certificate. Certificate courses may also be applied toward a degree at the Rutgers School of Public Health depending on the degree program and concentration. Certificate holders must apply and be admitted to the degree program.

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Curriculum Requirements (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.)
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods (3 cr.)
  • BPHE 5310 - Scientific Concepts & Research Design (3 cr.)

Choose one of the following three:

  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research (3 cr.)
  • EPID 0672 - Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (3 cr.)
  • Elective - Select an elective with permission from the Program Coordinator (3 cr.)

Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health may transfer up to six (6) credits towards a certificate program if earned within the past seven years with a grade of B or better and are deemed appropriate by the respective Certificate Program Coordinator.


Tuition is governed by Rutgers University and is subject to change without notice. Confirm the current Rutgers School of Public Health’s Tuition & Fees

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S. or its equivalent
  • Demonstrated academic achievement in an appropriate discipline
  • Academic credentials at least equivalent to those required for the MPH program.

Applicants must submit:

  • Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts of highest degree awarded or proof of clinical license
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent*
  • Letter of intent, including statement of purpose for application to the program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Application fee

*Applicants who hold a master’s/doctoral degree or are currently licensed as a clinician in a US state or territory may request a waiver for the GRE.

International applicants must submit:

  • TOEFL scores and WES evaluations.