Clinical Translational Science - Master of Public Health

This specialization in the Master of Public Health degree is intended for clinicians who would like additional training in the methods most applicable for research in applied clinical settings. It draws on the tools of biostatistics and epidemiology along with such important considerations as law and ethics.

A combination of classes, seminars, and mentored individual study helps students develop the ability to function as independent investigators.

Students admitted to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program are assigned a faculty advisor who will provide guidance throughout the program.

This information serves as a resource to be used by the student and the faculty advisor in planning a program with a specialization in Clinical Translational Science (CTS). For detailed additional information about specific requirements, students are directed to the College of Public Health (CPH) Graduate Student Handbook and to the Graduate School Handbook.

Program of Study

The MPH-Clinical Translational Science curriculum consists of a minimum of 42 credits organized into five curricular domains:

  1. Integrated Foundational courses in public health (12 credits)
  2. Courses required for a specialization in CTS (17 credits)
  3. Elective courses approved for the specialization (minimum of 8 credits)
  4. Applied Practice Experience (2 credits minimum)
  5. Integrative Learning Experience (3 credits minimum)

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Recommended Preparation

College-level science and math plus post-graduate training in medicine or one of the health sciences are required. Admission decisions are based largely on GPA, recommendations, personal statement, and experience. Minimum undergraduate GPA required is 3.0. Performance on other standardized tests such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be considered on an individual basis. The personal statement is examined for scientific writing ability, motivation for the degree, and for goodness of fit with the research interests of the faculty. The stronger the application is with respect to these elements, the more likely the student will be admitted.

For information regarding application materials, test scores and codes, and decision timelines see our frequently asked questions page.