Clinical and Translational Science

Marshall University

24 months
10175 USD/year
10175 USD/year
4216 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Translational science is the application of the results from the basic research on cells and animals to the treatment of patients. 


With rapid developments in technology and genomics, this translational science is changing the advancement of medical care so that prevention and treatment of disease is specific to each individual patient. Much of this personalized medicine is dependent on clinical and translational sciences (CTS). Thus, there is a need for scientists and clinicians who can direct teams in CTS and can establish collaboration among basic and clinical scientists from different disciplines. 

Additionally, an MS degree in clinical and translational sciences is an absolute requirement for obtaining a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) or an Institutional Development Award.

Graduates of this program will be able to perform clinical trials, particularly in the rural regions of West Virginia. Graduates also would be strong candidates for positions in schools of medicine and medical centers that have Clinical and Translational Science Centers. There are also opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry or government regulatory bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Communication Skills 
  • Biomedical Sciences Seminar 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Used in Medical Research
  • Basic Clinical Research Operations 
  • Writing and Peer Review of Scientific Publications 
  • Clinical Trials Journal Club 
  • Biomedical Sciences Seminar 
  • Study Design and Applied Statistics in Medical Research 
  • Online Survey Tools, Relational and Data Warehousing, and Data Manipulation 
  • Fundamentals of Team Science 
  • Clinical Trials Journal Club 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Prerequisite Coursework (must earn grade of “C” or better):
  • Two semesters of general biology and associated laboratories
  • Two semesters of general chemistry and associated laboratories
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry and associated laboratories
  • Two semesters of physics and associated laboratories
  • One semester of biochemistry

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10175 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10175 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    4216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4216 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


There are a limited number of scholarships available for CTS students. Once accepted into the program, the details for obtaining the scholarship will be provided. Each scholarship is the amount of a full year (fall, spring and summer semester) of in-state tuition and fees for the program, which is currently $11,848.75. Metro, Non-WV residents and international students are eligible for the scholarship but the amount provided will remain the same. Students can apply for the scholarship again to provide for the second year in the amount of $9,273.75 (The second year does not include a summer term, which therefore lowers the cost of the tuition and fees). Scholarship recipients will receive the payment divided over a number of disbursements each semester. This is not a tuition remission or a “full ride” scholarship so students may want to contact the Office of Financial Assistance to apply for federal or other financial aid.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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