Certificate Program in Translational, Entrepreneurial, or Regulatory Science

 Curriculum Includes:

Coursework | Research Project


The Certificate Program can be finished in one year and must be completed within two years. The certificate requires the completion of 4 credit units with a passing grade of B- or better. There are three certificates from which to choose: the Certificate in Translational Science, the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Science, or the Certificate in Regulatory Science. Each certificate requires MTR 510 — Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research and MTR 600 — Introduction to Biostatistics. Other biostatistics courses may be substituted if taken in the past two years with a grade of B- or better. The remaining 2 credit units of coursework comprise electives from the chosen certificate. Students may take courses outside of our MTR/REG offerings, but must obtain permission before enrolling.

Sample Study Plan

Students choose at least 2 electives from their selected certificate based on their career goals.

  • The Certificate in Translational Science aims to develop a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of translational research.
  • The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Science focuses on the translation of biomedical research into innovative solutions and the development of approaches to commercialization.
  • The Certificate in Regulatory Science focuses on the development of new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products.
Certificate Elective Options (Bold Courses are Required)

Students may take elective courses outside of these recommendations, by substituting a different MTR/REG course or course outside of our MTR/REG offerings, but must obtain permission before enrolling.

Research Project

The certificate requires a one-year engagement in clinical and translational research. This will take the form of a new research project or as a translational arm to research currently being conducted. Prospective students will identify a mentor and define the research project at the time of application.