Certificate in Translational Science

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Curriculum Includes:


The year-long research project may be completed concurrently with the fall and spring terms of required courseworkThe 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. The 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 certificate. Students may take courses outside of our MTR/REG offerings, but must obtain permission before enrolling.

Sample Study Plan

Certificate in Translational Science
Develop a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of translational research.

  • MTR 604 Scientific & Ethical Conduct
  • MTR 620 Translational Therapeutics
  • MTR 642 Building a Life Sciences Starup
  • MTR 535 Intro to Bioinfomatics
  • REG 618 Introduction to Vaccine Development 
  • REG 610 Fundamentals of FDA Regulation
  • REG 611 Clinical Study Management
  • REG 624 Applied Regulatory Processes of Vaccines and Biologics
  • REG 612 Intro to Drug Development
  • REG 613 Drug Development Decision Criteria
  • REG 621 Cell & Gene Therapy
  • REG 622 New Trends in Medicine and Vaccine Discovery
  • REG 625 Challenges and Controversies in Academic Biomanufacturing 

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.