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: Students must apply through the SOPHAS Centralized Application Service. The documents listed below will all be submitted through SOPHAS.
- 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.
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- Professional résumé or CV: Submit a current copy with your application materials.
- 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.
Fall term: March 1