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The Research Apprenticeship Multicultural Partnership (RAMP) Program at Urban College of Boston


For the application for the 2020 RAMP Cohort, click here.


The RAMP is an academic certificate program aimed at training the next generation of clinical research professionals. Through the RAMP program, students will gain both the academic and experiential knowledge necessary to work in one of Boston’s many clinical research programs. With the specialized academic support of Urban College of Boston and a curriculum designed by researchers at Tufts Medical Center and experienced UCB faculty, the RAMP program aims to fully prepare admitted students to work in the high-demand field of clinical research coordination.


Students who successfully complete the three-semester, one-year-long academic program will earn an 18-credit RAMP certificate. The curriculum for the RAMP involves the following courses and practicum:



Clinical Research Coordination I

Speech Communication for Health Professions

Tech Goes Home


Participant Recruitment/Survey Administration

College Writing for Health Professions


Clinical Research Coordination










Urban College of Boston strives to provide education at an affordable price; we support students as needed to complete their 2020 FAFSA, provide scholarship support, and do not offer student loans so that students so not incur educational debt while enrolled. The vast majority of UCB students receive federal, state, and UCB grants that substantially reduce the cost of attendance.


The application for the 2020 RAMP Cohort is now live. We are accepting applications until noon (12:00 pm) on Monday, January 20, 2020 for the first term beginning on February 4, 2020. 


Click here to be taken to the application for the 2020 RAMP Cohort.


For additional support, please see the links on the sidebar to your right.


Download a program flyer! JPG, PDF.


The Research Apprenticeship Multicultural Partnership (RAMP) program is generously supported by the United Way's Venture Fund, presented by Aetna.

Important Contacts

Caitlin Callahan
Director of Development

Urban College of Boston




Clea Andreadis

Chief Academic Officer

Urban College of Boston