The Graduate Program in Clinical Science provides advanced education for health care professionals who wish to conduct research in human subjects and populations. A growing national emphasis on translational research has increased the need for researchers
with this career goal. Scientific investigations in humans are essential for understanding human biology and for advancing medicine and human health. This multi-disciplinary graduate program leads to either a PhD or MS degree.
Some requirements for application to this program are different from other GSBS programs. To be eligible to apply to the CS program, applicants must first identify a source of financial support and a mentor who is willing to support a MS thesis or PhD dissertation research project. The research mentor is expected to have a faculty appointment at UTMB. Funding may be provided by a mentor’s grant, training grants or from departmental funding. These commitments to the applicant must be reflected in support letters that are part of the application.
A Course Advisory Committee for each student guides the choice of required courses and electives that complement each student’s career goals. Courses are selected from offerings of the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and the School of
Public and Population Health. Introductory courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, and research design and methods are required. Courses offered by other schools and universities, including those in the Gulf Coast Consortium, may
be selected by special arrangement. Course plans have been developed within specialized areas of scholarly concentration. See examples below. When most course work has been completed, a Ph.D. Dissertation or M.S. Thesis Supervisory
Committee is formed to oversee completion of an original mentored research experience.
The Program is offered and administered by the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS), which is the home of UTMB’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. Partial support for students is available on a competitive basis from the Herzog Foundation Fund and other GSBS scholarships, For more information, contact the
ITS Education Office.