Information for Prospective Students

Graduate Program Descriptions

PhD in Clinical and Translational Science

The PhD in CTS is a 75 credit hour degree designed for individuals who wish to become full-fledged independent investigators in CTS. Students are expected to complete 19 credit hours of core coursework courses (CTS 301, 305, 306, 310, 315, 320, 325), at least 12 credit hours of elective courses, and a minimum of 20 credit hours of supervised research. Individuals must also participate in the weekly Seminar in CTS, complete a teaching requirement, successfully pass a comprehensive exam, and successfully complete and publicly defend a dissertation.

Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science

Concentration in Investigation

The Master's in CTS is a 31 credit hour degree designed for individuals who desire more intensive exposure to focused areas in CTS. Students are expected to complete 19 credit hours of core coursework courses (CTS 301, 305, 306, 310, 315, 320, 325), 6 credit hours of electives, and 6 credit hours of supervised research. Individuals must also participate in the weekly Seminar in CTS, successfully pass a comprehensive exam, and successfully complete and publicly defend a thesis. Applicants should have Doctoral Degrees, expertise in their specialties and desire the skills to succeed as Principal Investigators. Candidates will generally have had some research experience. A typical candidate would be an MD taking a postgraduate fellowship in a medical or specialty, or a Doctorate in Nursing who wants to enhance or deepen research skills.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

The Certificate in CTS is designed for biomedical scientists, health care professionals, and scholars in other fields (e.g., ethics, business, engineering, law) who are seeking to broaden their horizons in clinical and translational research. Students are expected to complete 19 credits of core coursework (CTS 301, 305, 306, 310, 315, 320, 325) and participate in the weekly Seminar in CTS. No comprehensive exam or thesis is required.