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Clinical and Regulatory Sciences Graduate Certificate Program

As translational research continues to expand, both in industry and in medical settings, there is a growing need for researchers and staff that understand the regulatory processes required to advance scientific discoveries into product development and clinical trials. In order to fill this growing gap, Cedars-Sinai Cancer has developed the one-year, hands-on Clinical and Regulatory Sciences Graduate Certificate Program to train the next generation of leaders in clinical sciences.

In addition to Cedars-Sinai’s qualities, this program also has many important features that you should consider in your choice:

  1. With the one-year Graduate Certificate Program you can learn the basics and continue your education with us.
  2. Faculty mentors will introduce you to the topics while our network of industry and clinical professionals will help provide real-world examples for your work.
  3. With a flexible schedule designed for working professionals, you will be able to continue working while also furthering your education on nights and weekends.
  4. Our program is competitively priced.
  5. You will develop a relationship with an innovative and growing hospital, creating opportunities for your future career in the industry.

The program will focus on developing knowledge and practical skill sets across five core competencies:

Clinical Trials and Development
Project Management and Technical Writing
Risk Management and Compliance
Drugs, Biologics and Medical Devices
Data Sciences and Quality Systems

Core curriculum will provide students with the integrated knowledge and broad perspectives needed to effectively develop clinical trials and manage regulatory processes, from discovery to commercialization. With a focus on building skills and training for the future, this program is designed for professionals looking to advance their careers. Classes will provide students with expertise from faculty mentors at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, while also offering real-world examples from guest speakers within Cedars-Sinai’s industry network.

Interested in learning more? Enrollment for the Fall 2024 cohort is currently ongoing and applications are due August 31, 2024. Scholarships for tuition are still available.


The 12-month Graduate Certificate Program includes four required remote courses with options to participate in hands-on workshops in the future.


Click below to read about the prerequisites, materials needed, admissions process and timeline for the Graduate Certificate Program.

Why Choose Cedars-Sinai Cancer?

Cedar-Sinai is ranked nationally in 11 specialties and #1 in California and Los Angeles on the U.S. News & World Report. The specialties include many areas of ongoing clinical and cancer research, which means that we have a rich clinical environment filled with top tier expertise. In addition, as Cedars-Sinai is located in Los Angeles, our programs serve a diverse catchment area providing hands-on experience working with a wide variety of communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click below for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Clinical and Regulatory Sciences Graduate Certificate Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the Clinical and Regulatory Sciences Graduate Certificate Program, please contact:

Clinical and Regulatory Sciences Graduate Certificate Program
4321 Beverly Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90048