Degree and Certificate Programs
The Master of Science and Certificate programs in Clinical Science provide rigorous training in the skills and competencies necessary to plan, conduct, and interpret superior clinical research. Our programs will provide a comprehensive, individual, multidisciplinary education in the principles and methods of clinical research and in the skills and strategies required for the development of successful research careers through a didactic curriculum focused on patient-oriented research. Additionally, trainees will experience an in-depth, practical, multidisciplinary, collaborative training experience in the planning, execution, and analysis of clinical research.
All degree and certificate programs are offered through the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Program applicants must meet the eligibility and admission requirements of the Graduate School, the Department of Clinical Sciences, and the Center for Translational Medicine.
An annual allowance for tuition and/or training support is available for select program students.
Master of Clinical Science with Distinction
Sponsored in part by the National Institutes of Health (NCRR KL2 grant mechanism), this track is designed for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. Learn more.
Master of Clinical Science
Designed for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, this is a two-year track for training in clinical/translational research. Learn more.
This track involves basic training in clinical/translational research for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. Learn more.
Basic Certificate (TL1 – Doris Duke)
The Department of Clinical Sciences and the Center for Translational Medicine offer a one-year Basic Certificate program to medical students. Read more.
Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Science Track (MoDTS)
This is an enrichment program overlaid on all Division of Basic Science Graduate Programs. The program is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Med into Grad Initiative and the State of Texas Innovative Graduate Program Initiative. Learn more.
MD/Master’s Degree Program
This track partners with the Medical School and is designed to develop promising medical students into translational clinical researchers who are fluent in both medical and scientific processes.