The Graduate Program in Clinical Science provides advanced education for health care professionals at UTMB who wish to conduct research in human subjects and populations. A growing national emphasis on translational research has increased the need for researchers with this career goal. Scientific investigations in humans are essential for understanding human biology and for advancing medicine and human health. This multi-disciplinary graduate program leads to a Ph.D. or M.S. degree. It has graduated 69 students, and 10 students are currently enrolled.
To be eligible to enroll in this program, both the health professional student and their mentor should be employed by UTMB. Introductory courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, and research design and methods are required, as well as a seminar course. A Course Advisory Committee for each student guides the choice of other prescribed courses and electives. Additional course work and original research experience is provided within four specialized tracks.
Clinical Science Program Administration:
The Program is offered and administered by the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) with partial support from the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) and UTMB’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health.
For more information, contact the ITS Education Office or PMCH.