Graduate Programs

The master's program in Clinical and Translational Research employs an interdisciplinary approach to create connections between disciplines and encourage creative, innovative approaches to tackle complex medical questions

The goal of clinical and translational research is to extend basic scientific research in the physical, biologic and behavioral sciences into the clinical arena, including studies that will develop and evaluate clinical interventions and will ultimately improve individual and population health. By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, clinical and translation research enables researchers to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.

Additional Resources

Brown is home to thirteen active, nationally renowned public health research centers. Collaboration with these centers provides students the opportunity to learn how to conduct quality health research and to participate in effective community service initiatives.

Admission Information

The program is open to students with previous doctoral–level training. Basic scientists, medical students and physicians in post–graduate or post–doctoral training programs are eligible to apply to the ScM in clinical and translational research.

Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. The application opens in mid–August each year.

Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.

Admission Requirements

GRE Subject:

Not Required

GRE General:

Not Required


Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)

Official Transcripts:

Official Transcript(s) including all undergraduate, graduate, or medical school academic work and GPA

Letters of Recommendations:

Letters of Recommendation (3)

Personal Statement:

Personal Statement (addressing understanding of clinical and translational science and commitment to pursuing a career that utilizes the skill set)



Additional Materials:

Application Fee

Additional Requirements:

International Applicants 
  • Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
  • Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)


Application Deadline

Completion Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete nine courses, attend mandatory seminar sessions throughout the program, and complete a thesis. Coursework done for credit as a non–degree student or as a student in the Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research may be counted toward the Master's in CTR degree with the approval of the CTR Master's Program Director. In addition to Master's in CTR core course requirements, students will choose two electives, and work with their academic advisor to design an educational plan that reflects their interests and career goals. Students are required to develop an academic portfolio, in which they should explore a topic of interest in clinical and translational research. Full–time students generally take 4.5 courses per year over two years.

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Program Director
Omar Galarraga

Contact and Location

Department of Clinical and Translational Research

Mailing Address

Brown University
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