36 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Translational Sciences program from University of Arizona is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical translational sciences for post-baccalaureate or postgraduate students with either a clinical or basic science background.  

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Key Features

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 and may work with a faculty mentor from any of the University's Health Sciences colleges.

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: (a) an adequate base knowledge of biostatistics and CTS coursework that is specific to the student’s health-related discipline or clinical interest, (b) experience and training in research, culminating in an independent research project, and c) professional development including experience and training in research ethics, presentation and publication of research findings and preparation of grant applications.  

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 offers a mechanism for the student to obtain in-depth knowledge in a specific area of biomedical research. To this end, students will work with a faculty mentor, contributing to the research done in the mentor’s lab or research group and leading a specific laboratory or clinical research project that will form the basis of the student’s dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular, Molecular and Neural Biology
  • Principles of Clinical Research
  • Surgery
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • (Individualized Scientific Writing
  • Professional and Career Training Series

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation:  You must have two professional letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to complete the program.  
  • Curriculum Vitae:  You will upload your current C.V. to be included with your application in GradApp.
  • Personal Statement: Please prepare a statement explaining your interest in Clinical Translational Sciences, including any specific research interests (and expected faculty mentor, if already identified).  
  • Test Scores:  GRE scores are not required for admission.  International students from non-English speaking countries must take an accepted English proficiency exam and have their score reported to the Graduate College.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 36 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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