Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Clinical & Translational Sciences, MS, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Sciences program provides training and mentoring for a new generation of investigators who, regardless of primary area of interest, will be able to understand the methods and techniques used along the pathway from the bench to the bedside and beyond, to the community. The program offers a broad foundation of core courses and emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to research. The master’s degree can be earned upon completion of 30 credit hours of core and elective courses, including a master’s essay in the form of an NIH-style proposal. The program provides a sound foundation in clinical and translational research principles and thereby prepares the student to engage in many components of investigative processes. Students who pursue the doctoral program in clinical and translational sciences will be grounded in a relative substantive area and be prepared to integrate data from multiple disciplines, have strong communication and computational skills and be sufficiently flexible to easily move among different projects and research venues. The curriculum provides a strong grounding in fundamental concepts while emphasizing aspects of research design and technology that are broadly applicable across disciplines in industrial, government and academic settings. A series of elective courses will then provide an advanced base of knowledge focused on a student?s areas of interest.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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