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Certificates in Clinical & Translational Science

GSBS and The Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute offer two certificates, an in-person Clinical and Translational Sciences Certificate and an online Health Economics and Outcomes Research Certificate. Both programs are part-time, and designed for individuals who seek specialized training outside the commitment of a degree program.

Non-Degree Coursework

Individuals who are interested in taking a class without being enrolled in a degree program may take certain courses as a non-degree student. GSBS has a selection of courses available each term; some courses may even be transferrable into a future degree program at our school or elsewhere (conditions apply). Prospective students complete a simple registration process through a single, university-wide online platform.

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Our summer research program, Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS), provides a mentored, 10-week research intensive experience for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD training upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. BDBS requires that participants are US citizens or US permanent residents. The NIH and GSBS encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program (PREP)

GSBS offers a one-year mentored research experience called PREP, designed to prepare individuals for MD/PhD or PhD study. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents and have recently completed their bachelor's degree. The NIH and GSBS encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

Pathway to the PhD

The Pathway to the PhD (P2P) program is a 3-week mentored, hands-on, research-intensive experience for juniors and sophomores that runs during the January break for UMass Boston undergraduates interested in careers in biomedical research.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tufts IRACDA postdoctoral training provides the additional skills needed for careers at research-intensive universities as well as schools with greater emphasis on teaching. IRACDA scholars spend 75% of their time in research, with the remaining time devoted to teaching and career development activities.