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MS in Clinical and Translational Medicine Admissions

The MS in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine, offered collaboratively by the College of Public Health and the School of Medicine, prepares students to conduct clinical research in a variety of settings, giving them a greater depth of understanding of the associated scientific, ethical, and regulatory issues.

Applying to this program

  • Deadline: Rolling 
  • SOPHAS: Required
  • Temple University Supplemental Application: Required
  • GPA: Required; 3.0 minimum 
  • GRE or MCAT: Required; 50th percentile or higher
  • TOEFL: Required; minimum 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.
  • College Level Transcripts: Required 
  • References: Required; three, professional/academic should be obtained from evaluators who can provide insight into the applicant's academic abilities and talents, as well as comment on the applicant's aptitude for graduate study and research, particularly as related to Translational Research (recommendations from college/university faculty members are preferred)
  • Resume: Required
  • Statement of Goals: Required; should be no more than 750 words in length. It should describe important academic and research achievements and specific interests in Translational Research (it also should specify how your research interests relate to your ultimate career goals in Clinical Medicine and/or Translational Research)
  • Interview: Not required

Program Prerequisites

  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Proficiency in Statistics and Basic Clinical Medicine is highly desired
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate in a Clinical or Basic Science is required
  • Required Courses (36 credits): Core courses in the College of Public Health (12 sh), Core courses in the School of Medicine (9 sh), Elective courses in an area of research interest (9 sh), Research project (6 sh)

Other Information

  • Test Waivers: Postdoctoral applicants who hold a terminal degree from an accredited US institution may request a waiver of the GRE.
  • Culminating Events: The master's thesis documents the independent research of the student and demonstrates mastery of her/his primary area of interest.  Thesis research is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic advisor from both the School of Medicine and the College of Public Health.  The specific topic for research should be of current interest in the professional community and relevant to Translational Research.  After a research topic is selected, a thesis proposal is submitted describing a plan for completion of the proposed research.  The student may continue the research only after the initial proposal is approved by the committee.