12 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS) graduate program from University of Arizona is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences for post-baccalaureate or post-graduate students with either a clinical or basic science background. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Students may earn either a Master of Science (M.S.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in CTS from the University of Arizona .  While the CTS program is housed in the College of Medicine - Tucson, students may earn the Ph.D. either at the University's main Tucson campus or at the Phoenix biomedical campus.

The Clinical Translational Sciences program from University of Arizona is intended to provide the foundation for a research career in the Clinical Translational Sciences. 

To achieve this aim, the student requires: 

  • an adequate base knowledge of biostatistics and CTS coursework that is specific to the student’s health-related discipline or clinical interest (e.g. Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, etc.)
  • experience and training in research, culminating in a major research project, and
  • professional development including experience and training in presentation and publication of research findings, preparation of grant applications and teaching. 

For Ph.D. students, a Minor program of study is also required in a discipline that is relevant to the student’s long-term scholarly goals.

The mission of the Ph.D program is to train the student to be a skilled researcher who can successfully address both clinical and basic science aspects of translational research.  

The program provides an avenue for the student to gain experience in and exposure to the diverse areas of the clinical translational sciences and to offer a mechanism for the student to obtain in-depth knowledge in a specific area of medical research. To this end, students will work with a faculty mentor, contributing to the research done in the mentor’s lab and leading a specific laboratory or clinical research project that will form the basis of the student’s dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cellular, Molecular and Neural Biology
  • Principles of Surgery or Principles of Medicine
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Individualized Scientific Writing
  • Professional & Career Training Series
  • Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Test Scores
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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Clinical Translational Sciences
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