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The Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS), offered by the Center for Clinical & Translational Science, is a comprehensive program to train future clinical investigators from diverse scientific background and disciplines. The specific goal is to prepare the scholars of this program to identify important clinical questions, develop research protocols, conduct clinical and translational investigations in highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team settings, generate pilot data, analyze and write the results in a publishable form and develop and submit grant proposals. The scholars will be required to write and defend a Master's thesis.
Types of Degrees: MS
Number of Credits Required: 30
Cost: $730 per credit hour for 2012-2013, plus university and technology fees.
Program Start: Fall, Spring and Summer
Application Deadline: August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, May 1 for summer.
Applicants must have a minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent, with satisfactory completion of course work in both the biological and chemical sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. An application should include:
1. Completed application and application fee
2. Two letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application!). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant's performance in an academic or work setting.
3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
4. Graduate Record Exam (GRE)The applicant is required to submit results from the Graduate Record Examination (GR) prior to admission. GRE scores in the 50th percentile or above for the verbal and quantitative parts of the examination are preferred. A minimum score of 3.5 is required for the analytical writing component. the scores of the MCAT, DAT, USMLE or other health Professional Entrance Examination may be considered in lieu of the GRE.
5. Personal Statement
6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550PBT). International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are NOT required to submit a TOEFL score report.