Applying to Certificates in Clinical & Translational Science

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The Clinical and Translational Science program offers two certificates; one, in person, for Clinical and Translational Science, and an online Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).

The in-person Certificate Program in Clinical and Translational Science is intended for individuals already 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 certificate is designed for trainees who want training in clinical research but do not wish to commit to a degree program. Many students electing to enroll in the certificate program are completing fellowship training at one of the Tufts University School of Medicine affiliated hospitals.

The Online Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) certificate is a self-contained 3 course, 5 credit introduction to the field of health economics and outcomes research. HEOR informs health care decision-making by allowing stakeholders, especially payers, health care providers, and patients, to understand the clinical, economic, and quality of life endpoints of various treatments and health care practices. Applicants for the Online HEOR Certificate Program should hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry (including departments such as HEOR, market access, commercial, and development), clinicians and other health care professionals, graduate degree holders, and graduate degree students are encouraged to apply.

Tuition is charged for all Certificate Programs at the part-time rate, which is currently $1,667 per credit.

Application for all programs is through the online application; details about required documents can be found on the Required Application Documents page.