Clinical and Translational Science helps improve health care and quality of life by translating the discoveries made at the lab bench into practical applications at the clinical bedside. Clinical and Translational Science students learn about the core areas of biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical research design, participate in a mentored research project, and attend seminars on recent advances in clinical and translational science.
At the end of the mentored research project, students work on a grant proposal suitable for submission to an extramural funding agency (e.g. National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.).
The program, which can be completed in two years, consists of 17 credit hours of required didactic course work, four credit hours of clinical and translational science seminar, six hours of elective courses, and nine credit hours of mentored research.