Master of Science in Translational Research (MSTR) Curriculum

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MSTR Curriculum

The MSTR is designed to facilitate training and research particularly from proof of concept in cellular and animal model systems across the translational divide to proof of concept and dose selection in humans. Student projects and career goals align across this continuum. Students enroll in a core set of courses and also choose an academic pathway to concentrate in a specific area of translational science.

Core Courses

  • MTR 600: Introductory Biostatistics (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 601: Review Writing (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 602: Proposal Development (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 603: Disease Measurement (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 604: Scientific and Ethical Conduct (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 605: Manuscript Writing (1.0 c.u.)


Students enroll in elective courses based on their area of Concentration.

Laboratory Units

  • MTR 999 (1.0 c.u.)
  • MTR 999 (1.0 c.u.)

Optional: Industry Internship

The MSTR program, in collaboration with its corporate partners, will provide an opportunity for students per semester to learn about translational medicine in a Pharmaceutical Industry Internship. This may be eligible for a MSTR 999 lab unit.


  • MTR 607: Thesis (1 c.u.)
  • MTR 608: Thesis (1 c.u.)


Please note that policies concerning admissions, curriculum, funding and financial aid are subject to change. Additionally, though variations in the curriculum may be possible, any changes will need prior approval and may have financial implications. This website is meant to provide preliminary general overview information only. Students interested in or enrolled in the program should seek personal advising from relevant faculty and staff.