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Clinical Research and Translational Medicine (MS) Admissions

To be considered for this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Your undergraduate degree should be in a clinical or basic science; proficiency in statistics and basic clinical medicine is highly desired.

Application Components

  1. Application: Students must apply through the SOPHAS Centralized Application Service. The documents listed below will all be submitted through SOPHAS.
  2. Recommendations: Submit three letters from evaluators—preferably college/university faculty members—who can provide insight into the applicant’s academic abilities and comment on the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study, particularly as related to translational research.
  3. Official Transcripts: Submit transcripts from all of the undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended. Please mail all of your official transcripts to:
    • SOPHAS Transcript Processing Center
    • PO Box 9111
    • Watertown, MA 02471
  4. Goals Statement: Submit a 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose that specifically addresses the following questions:
    • Why are you pursuing this master’s degree program and what are your particular areas of interest in public health?
    • How does the MS in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine within Temple's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics best fit your public health interests?
    • What are your career goals and how will this degree help you to achieve these goals?
    • What are your plans in the first few years after graduation?
  5. Writing Sample: Submit a writing sample of no more than 10 pages (unless it is a published work). The department prefers academic papers, scholarly articles and technical reports.
  6. GRE scores are required. Official scores should be sent directly to SOPHAS using code 0151. If you hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution, you may request to waive the GRE.
  7. Professional résumé or CV: Submit a current copy with your application materials. 
  8. Interview: An interview might be required. 

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code of: 5688.
  • A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Application Deadline

Fall term: March 1