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Translational Medicine

Keck Graduate Institute

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
35658 USD/year
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About

The two-year Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) at Keck Graduate Institute provides students with applied research experience and in-depth training in the translation of basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research and commercial development.

Overview

The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) at Keck Graduate Institute is a two-year KGI–Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope (IMGS) joint program. Graduates will be uniquely positioned to begin research laboratory careers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, clinical or academic laboratories, or pursue further education at the doctoral level, medical education, or both. This program is aimed at providing students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research (discovery) and downstream commercial development.

MS in Translational Medicine Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Generate hypotheses and perform hypothesis-driven research
  • Design research and methodology, and analyze and report data results
  • Assess literature, identify knowledge gaps, and convey findings to the scientific community
  • Translate science/engineering discoveries into products and processes that benefit society
  • Communicate effectively with scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Adhere to ethical principles in research, development, and business issues 
  • Tackle complex problems and contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team

Programme Structure

Training in responsible conduct of research (RCR) and laboratory safety training.

  • Training in biomedical research techniques and specialize equipment within City of Hope Share Resource Facilities. Literature study and discussion with IMGS faculty to broadly define a thesis research project.Second Year – SummerDevelop thesis project, establish thesis mentor and thesis committee. Training in Concepts in Molecular Genetics Lab.
  • Complete proposal outline (Hypothesis, Goal, and Specific Aims) for thesis committee approval. Independent research in mentor’s laboratory. Complete and present preliminary thesis (all sections except Results, Discussion and Methods) to thesis committee. Lead discussion on a topic at KGI.
  • Independent research in mentor’s laboratory. Complete remaining thesis sections; thesis submission and thesis defense. Public presentation/research symposium at KGI. Lead discussion on a topic at KGI.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • English Language Proficiency
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35658 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    38658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38658 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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