UGA Clinical Trials - How to apply

How to Apply to the CT Certificate Program

This page outlines the process for applying to the CT Certificate Program only. The five course sequence of the CT Certificate Program may be used at a later time to fulfill a portion of the coursework for the Masters of Science Degree in Pharmacy (with an emphasis in Regulatory Affairs). The Master's Program requires a separate admission criteria and application process.

Applying to the Program

  • We admit into the Clinical Trials Program only one-time per year. The deadline for applications is June 1st for domestic applicants and April 15th for international applicants.
  • You must have a Bachelor's degree (or higher). Preference will be given if applicant's degree is in sciences, healthcare or engineering.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA standard for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Georgia for applicants who do not have a prior graduate degree is 3.0.
  • To the RA Department:
    • Submit the departmental application (The Personal Profile document). This application is in PDF format and can be found at - This Personal Profile is a two-page Personal Information Profile found in the Clinical Trials Graduate Education Program Application document.
    • Submit a Statement of Purpose: Provide a statement of purpose - one page in length addressing why you are interested in this program.
    • Submit a Resume: Professional résumé outlining applicant's clinical trials or regulatory affairs experience.
    • red arrow Send the departmental information to cdavpt1[@] or by fax at 770-357-3805.
  • To the UGA Graduate School:
    • Ensure that you meet the UGA Graduate School requirements and that you apply to the UGA Graduate School at
    • Please note the correct degree code to enter on the UGA Graduate School Application for the RA Certificate is CERT_2PBR and for the CT Certificate  is CERT_2CTD.
    • Two official transcripts from the institution awarding the highest degree. (If UGA, you do not need to submit; we will pull this document.)
    • Make sure you note the code of CERT_2CTD in your UGA Graduate School application.
    • Two (2) letters of reference submitted online when you submit the application.
    • red arrow Send this information to the UGA Graduate School using their online application form. Mail all transcripts directly to the Graduate School at:
  • Submit ALL materials by the departmental deadlines.


  • Preference will be given if an applicant is employed in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries or related field.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include in their application documents a company support letter.
  • Daily access to a computer with required specifications and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Suite (including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Reader.
  • The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is NOT required for Certificate Admission consideration.
  • International Applicants - click here for additional information on international student requirements.
  • The departmental deadline takes precedence over the UGA Graduate School Deadline. Review the Application Deadlines page for additional information.
  • We will consider only completed applications.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to assure all documents are received by the noted deadlines.
  • Applicants may track their status by accessing the UGA Graduate School online tracking system at -
  • Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted by the UGA Graduate School.
  • Remember to review the Distance Learning Self-assessment to find out if you are a good candidate for online learning.
  • Tip: Be mindful of spelling and grammar on your application materials. Be sure to submit documents that have been properly proof-read and corrected for errors.

International Applicants:

International students are encouraged to apply to the Clinical Trials Program. At this time, however, the Regulatory Affairs Department does not offer sponsorship (neither visa sponsorships or departmental assistantships).

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirements

TOEFL scores are required for both the Certificate and Masters Programs if you received your last degree from an institution where English is not the primary language. You will need to provide official copies of your TOEFL scores to the UGA Graduate School in order to be considered for admission. Official scores are those sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by Educational Testing Service. The scores may not be more than two years old. The minimum scores are: 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test).

Information on the TOEFL and TSE can be found at the following sources: E-mail:; Web:; Phone: 1-800-468-6335.

Remember to check the International Application Deadlines.

IMPT: Click here to go the Clinical Trials Design & Management Graduate Certificate Program Application page.