CTS Curriculum

The PhD in Clinical Translational Science program curriculum is based on a set of nationally-developed core competencies to guide the nationwide training of clinical and translational scientists and is purposefully designed to furnish our students with the required knowledge, skills and experience to become productive and innovative researchers in the field of clinical translational science.

Program graduates will be able to:

  • Independently lead, design, execute, manage and interpret multidisciplinary clinical-translational research in a conceptually, methodologically, ethically and regulatory sound manner
  • Assume leadership roles in both academic and industry settings
  • Establish national reputations as leaders in a given area of expertise

Eligible applicants include: 

  • Individuals with an advanced clinical degree (e.g., MD, DMD, DRNP) 
  • Individuals enrolled in dual clinical-research degree programs, such as CWRU’s MD-PhD and DMD-PhD programs
  • Individuals with an existing Master’s degree in a health-related field  (e.g., MS, MSN, MPH)
  • Individuals with other scientific or clinical backgrounds to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis