Studyportals placeholder

Clinical and Translational Research, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #57 (QS) , RI,
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.

Brown is home to ten 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.

Programme Structure

  • The goal of the Clinical and Translational Research Program is to train clinicians and basic scientists to extend basic scientific research into the clinical arena, ultimately leading to improvements in individual and population health.  By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, researchers and clinicians are able to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.
  • There are two educational programs in Clinical and Translational Research: the Master of Science (ScM) in CTR, and the Certificate Program in CTR.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General 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, such as during the Clinical and Translational Research Summer Institute, 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. 
  • Full-time students generally take 4.5 courses per year over two years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52231 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52231 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?