Master of Science in Clinical Science

Enrollment Update

Applications are open for UT Southwestern’s Master of Science in Clinical Science and related certificate programs.

The application period closes June 15, 2022.

Designed for those who aim to accelerate their clinical and translational research careers, the Master of Science in Clinical Science program includes courses on research training, financial planning, leadership, and career development. Graduates will have the knowledge to plan and conduct their own clinical and translational research programs and apply for grant funding.

The certificate program offers courses on research design, biostatistics, and research implementation. Courses taken during the certificate program may be applied towards the Masters.

Core Coursework

  • Biostatistics
  • Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Clinical and Translational Research
  • Grant Writing and Funding Strategies
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Essentials of Management and Leadership
  • Career pathway focused electives including coursework in health informatics.


The approximate total cost for the MSCS degree is $10-$13K with in-state tuition.

For more information, contact the program’s Education Coordinator, Trina Corley (, or program co-directors Dr. Heidi Jacobe, Professor of Dermatology (, and Dr. Scott Smith, Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Clinical Research (