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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Clinical & Translational Science

Tufts Medical Center

CTS Program Guide

The Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Program is designed for trainees who seek to affect the translation of research into improved clinical care and public health. The CTS Program offers a PhD Program, a Master's Program, and a certificate option. This menu of training options allows individuals with varying educational goals to develop their clinical research skills.

The PhD, MS, and classroom-based certificate programs are intended for individuals trained in the medical sciences, most commonly fully-trained physicians. Others with similar backgrounds (e.g., DDS, DVM or PharmD) or advanced biomedical or clinical degrees may also be considered.

The PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Science is coordinated with the MS in Clinical and Translational Science. Most doctoral trainees are admitted to the MS Program and must pass a qualifying examination to enter the PhD Program. Those who already have a MS in Clinical Research or an equivalent degree may apply for direct admission to the PhD program.

Students enrolled in the Certificate Program may apply for admission to the MS program, and import their completed courses.

Contact Information

David Kent, MD
Program Director


Administrative Office
11th Floor, 35 Kneeland Street
Phone: 617-636-4999

Tufts Medical Center


The Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute attacks problems in health-related research.