UGA Clinical Trials - Admission Process

Admission to the CT Program

This page outlines criteria for the Clinical Trials Certificate Program courses only. The five courses 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.

Admission Criteria

  • 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.
  • A Bachelor's degree (or higher) is required. 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.
  • You MUST apply also to the UGA Graduate School by the departmental deadline.
  • 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.
  • 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 - click here for additional information on international student requirements.

Application Guidelines

  1. The departmental deadline takes precedence over the UGA Graduate School Deadline. Review the Application Deadlines page for additional information.
  2. We will consider only completed applications.
  3. It is the applicant's responsibility to assure all documents are received by the noted deadlines.
  4. Applicants may track their status by accessing the UGA Graduate School online tracking system at -
  5. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted by the UGA Graduate School.
  6. Remember to review the Distance Learning Self-assessment to find out if you are a good candidate for online learning.
  7. 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.

Tip: Check your spelling and grammar on all application materials.

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.