12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical and Translational Sciences program at Virginia Commonwealth University provides training for a new generation of researchers. Students who graduate from the program will be prepared to apply translational science methods along the continuum of patient care, from the bench to the bedside.


Program at a Glance

The Clinical and Translational Sciences program at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a broad foundation of core courses and emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to research. It provides education in clinical and translational principles and prepares student to engage in a range of investigative processes.

Students may enroll on a full-time or a part-time basis and must complete 30 credit hours of interdisciplinary core and elective courses, including the successful completion of a mentored master’s project (grant proposal or first author research manuscript).

Students receive didactic training in study design, biostatistical methodology, research regulations, and responsible conduct of research. In addition, they participate in an interdisciplinary research seminar throughout their training. Under the direction of a content specific mentor, all students complete a research project that culminates in the preparation of a grant proposal or a first author publication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Research Methods
  • Research Regulation
  • Design Implications in Clinical Trials
  • Adaptive Clinical Trials
  • Research Seminar in Clinical and Translational Sciences
  • Directed Research in Clinical and Translational Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. For students with earned graduate degrees from accredited institutions, the graduate GPA may be the primary basis for consideration
  • Demonstration of satisfactory English proficiency
  • Online application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university attended. All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential agency
  • Statement of intent. Applicants must state their reasons for pursuing graduate education in their planned course of study at VCU. In addition, applicants must have a targeted research interest explained in the statement of intent.
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters or recommendation from instructors or professional references in the applicant’s intended field of study are required
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s department chair, if applicable

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 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.

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