The primary objective of the Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science program is to enable health professionals to perform Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It is intended to provide trainees with essential skills in CTR, including hypothesis generation, research design, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results, critical appraisal of scientific literature, human research protection, and research ethics.
The CCTS Program consists of 14 credit hours of didactic courses, 2 credit hours of clinical and translational science seminars, and 4 credit hours of mentored research. The mentored research project requirement of the CCTS program culminates in a scientific paper that is suitable for submission to a scientific research journal. The CCTS can be completed in 1 year and courses taken while obtaining the certificate can be applied toward the Masters of Clinical and Translational Science for those who wish to continue.
Financial aid is available. Graduate students use the standard application process for federal aid, scholarships, and the HOPE Scholarship Programs (if applicable). As a graduate student, you may qualify for scholarships, loans, and employment.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
A doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g., M.D., D.O., PharmD., D.D.S., Ph.D.); OR (2) a bachelor's or a master's degree in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g., B.S.N., M.H.S.) **and** a professional designation (e.g., R.N., P.T., O.T.).