Clinical and Translational Science, Graduate Certificate

Department of Health Sciences

College of Health and Human Services

This graduate certificate is designed to prepare, train, and encourage individuals to work in integrated, inter-professional, and trans-disciplinary research teams that drive clinical and translational research throughout the state of Arizona.

This graduate certificate is offered through NAU Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, whose mission is: "To improve individual, family, and community health in Arizona and beyond by advancing multidisciplinary public health policy, research, community partnerships, and education." This certificate is a tri-university, multi-disciplinary, online program offered by Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and The University of Arizona through the Arizona Universities Network (AZUN).

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2016

    • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many graduate certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.
    • No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 - 4 units) may be used on a graduate certificate program.
    • No more than twenty-five percent of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.
    • A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.
    • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a Grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.
    • A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.
    • Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 16
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Research Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Individual program admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.

Certificate Requirements
  • Take the following 16 units in the sequence shown below unless approved otherwise by the course instructor in advance:

    Semester 1 Fall (6 units):

    • HCR 573 Principles of Health Science Research & Career Development in Clinical & Translational Research (ASU) (3 units)
    • HPI 600 (NAU) (3 units)
    Semester 2 Spring (6 units):
    • HPI 601 (NAU) (2 units)
    • ANT 522 or ANT 521 (NAU) (1 unit)
    • FCM 596X Dissemination & Implementation of Clinical & Translational Research (U of A) (6 units)
    Semester 3 Summer or Fall (4 units):
    • HCR 569 Applied Clinical Research Data Management and Inferential Statistics (ASU) (3 units)
    • FCM 596Y (online) Clinical & Translational Science Seminars (U of A) (1 unit)

  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.