Explore the ethical and regulatory aspects of human subjects research conducted in the U.S. and globally with a Global Research Ethics certificate.

Designed to analyze and address ethical issues resulting from human rights violations, our curriculum includes responsible conduct in international affairs, ethics of globalization, and the role of institutional review boards.

Details, Dates & Deadlines

Program Details

Class Format

Online, Asynchronous

Asynchronous learning means that learning takes place at all different times for students enrolled in a course.

Program Length

1-3 years

Credits to Complete

12 Credits

Cost/Credit Hour

In State: $769
Out of State: $994


  • Online application
  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • 300–500 word essay
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • CV or resume

Dates & Deadlines

Fall deadline: July 1
Spring deadline: December 1

Program Structure

Maximum Flexibility
Global Research Ethics is a 12-credit, six-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates. 

As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in global research ethics. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this specialization. 

Program Completion Timeline

  • All six courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
  • Participants can start the program at the start of any term.
  • Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.

See the Course Descriptions

Program Contacts


Nina Jackson
Admissions Counselor 


Henry J. Silverman, M.D.
Program Director
(410) 328-4881


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