Clinical and Translational Science Certificate Programs
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute offers two certificate programs for individuals interested in clinical and translational science. Both certificates provide an opportunity to gain expertise in clinical and translational science and allow participants to become more interdisciplinary in their professional endeavors.
Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science
- Eligibility: Northwestern University PhD students interested in clinical and translational science. Must be enrolled in The Graduate School (TGS).
- Sponsored by: The Graduate School.
- Mechanism: The five credit (2 required credits, 3 elective) graduate certificate will be issued to you upon graduation from TGS and will appear in your official Northwestern University transcripts.
- Requirements: The five credits must include Introduction to Translational Research (IGP 422) and Introduction to Biostatistics (MSCI 321) and three electives approved by MSCI administration. To qualify for this interdisciplinary certificate participants must ensure that their five courses reflect three different disciplines.MSCI administration must be informed of any electives taken before the student enrolls.
- To find out more about this interdisciplinary graduate certificate please visit the TGS website at: http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/academic-programs/certificate/clinical-investigation/index.html
NUCATS Institute Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science
- Eligibility: Northwestern University faculty, fellows and residents interested in clinical and translational science.
- Sponsored by: The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.
- Mechanism: Applications are accepted through the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program for non-degree student enrollments. Upon completion of the required courses, participants are awarded a certificate of completion from the NUCATS Institute. The NUCATS Institute certificate will not appear on your official Northwestern University transcripts, however, all individual courses taken within the program will be noted.
- Requirements: The five credits (2 required credits, 3 elective) must include Clinical Research Design, Methods and Grant Writing (MSCI 311), Introduction to Biostatistics (MSCI 321) and three electives approved by MSCI administration.
- To find out more about the MSCI program and enrolling in this certificate, please visit: http://www.nucats.northwestern.edu/education-career-development/graduate-programs/master-of-science-in-clinical-investigation/index.html
- Additional benefits of this certificate: Individuals who determine they wish to obtain a full MSCI degree may change their status to a degree-seeking and be credited with courses already taken upon acceptance to the MSCI program.
Need more information? Contact our MSCI Program Administrator.