Program Description

The Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS) Graduate Program at the University of Arizona (UA) is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences, either for postgraduate students already granted a terminal degree in a health science-related field (e.g., MD, DPharm, DrPH, DNP, etc.), or for post-baccalaureate students.

The program is intended to provide the foundation for a research career in the Clinical Translational Sciences. To achieve this aim, the student requires:

  1. An adequate base knowledge of biostatistics and CTS coursework that is specific to the student’s health-related discipline or clinical interest (e.g. Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, etc.).
  2. Experience and training in research, culminating in a major research project.
  3. Professional development including experience and training in presentation and publication of research findings, preparation of grant applications and teaching.

The mission of the Master’s program is to provide an avenue for the student to gain more experience in and exposure to the diverse areas of the clinical translational sciences and to offer a mechanism for the student to obtain in-depth knowledge in a specific area of medical research. To this end, students will participate in a specific laboratory or clinical research project in the laboratory/clinic of a CTS faculty member.

This program is offered at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses of the UA Colleges of Medicine, in collaboration with the UA College of Nursing, UA College of Pharmacy, as well as the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.