Degree Type
Sc.M.
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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.

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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.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • GRE General: Required, except for medical school graduates who may substitute the MCAT. GRE subject scores will be considered if submitted. Brown University School of Public Health GRE reporting code: 7765.
  • GRE Subject: Not required
  • Personal Statement: Required. Statement addressing understanding of clinical and translational science and commitment to pursuing a career that utilizes the skill set. Statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in public health.

Application Deadline: May 1

Sc.M. 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, 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. 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.

Department of Clinical and Translational Research
Brown University
G-S121-4
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Leadership

Program Director: Patrick Vivier