The Master’s in Clinical and Translational Sciences is an interdisciplinary, research-based program designed to train students in the complex theories and associated techniques necessary to translate basic research findings to improved clinical outcomes.
Students may enroll on a full-time or a part-time basis and must complete 30 credit hours of interdisciplinary core and elective courses, including the successful completion of a mentored master’s project (grant proposal or first author research manuscript). Required courses are described within the VCU Bulletin.
Students receive didactic training in study design, biostatistical methodology, research regulations, and responsible conduct of research. In addition, they participate in an interdisciplinary research seminar throughout their training. Under the direction of a content specific mentor, all students complete a research project that culminates in the preparation of a grant proposal or a first author publication.