Master of Science
What You’ll Learn
The Online Master of Science in Clinical & Translational Research prepares students to take on new roles in and around clinical research.
- Understand the foundational aspects of research methods and emerging tools for clinical investigation
- Gain real-world project experience in the classroom and through capstone projects
- Apply the methods and skills learned in your current environment
Our courses are aligned with NIH’s core competencies in clinical and translational research. Our mandatory capstone project is a summative assessment of the student’s knowledge in reviewing the literature, development of clear and testable hypotheses, selection of appropriate methods and a rigorous data analysis plan, consideration of research ethics with human subjects, and clarity of presentations and responses to questions.
Areas of Concentration
Students select an area of concentration based on their research interests.
Clinical Trials and Research
This area of concentration provides training in the design and analysis of clinical studies for both observational and treatment trials. Students are encouraged to develop a protocol for a study involving human subjects or to participate in such a study and analyze the results. This could serve as a basis for the capstone project. The advisor and program faculty will work with each student to identify an appropriate mentor and project.
Health Disparities and Community Engagement
This area of concentration provides training focused on the importance of health and diversity in our community through community engagement and community-participatory research.
Mechanistic and Biomedical Research
This area of concentration is tailored for trainees interested in how discoveries and findings from basic research can be turned into studies of human subjects. It offers students the opportunity to focus on the concepts, methods, and tools used in translational research.
Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.
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“The program spans topics such as ethics, epidemiology, clinical research administration, and project development, in order to provide a truly comprehensive base for a career in clinical research.”
October 17, 2018
“I am grateful to be a part of this education program as I know it will prepare me for my future endeavors.”
September 7, 2018
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