The TRI offers a Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS-CTS) to UAMS clinical faculty. The Mission of the Program is to train investigators of knowledge, skills, and competencies in clinical and translational research. The means to accomplish the mission are through didactic coursework, mentored research, and a capstone project using a NIH grant format or a thesis project. The Program requires a total of 36 credit hours and can be completed in two academic years.
The Program offers a robust curriculum features well blended didactic courses in areas of clinical and translational research, a faculty + peer mentored research experience throughout the entire program, and a ready-for-submission grant proposal as the final capstone project. In particular, students are required to complete a total of 24 credit hours in didactic courses, including 14 credit hours of core courses, 7-9 credit hours of required elective courses in three designated areas (or groups): (A) clinical study, practice, management and regulation, (B) study design and research methods, and (C) analysis and computation in biostatistics and bioinformatics. In each of the first semesters, students will use a total of 6 credit hours to conduct research and prepare for grant proposal with their faculty mentors as well as the peers. In the final semester, students will use the capstone (6 credit hours) to develop and complete a grant proposal (such as a K- award) with review and approval from the mentors. Details of curriculum and a sample course plan are found in the Graduate School webpage https://gradschool.uams.edu/cts_curriculum/.
Tuition, Fees and Scholarships
UAMS faculty will pay 10% of tuition for resident (for example, the resident tuition is $4,140 per semester in FY2020-2021, and student pays $414 per semester if he or she is a UAMS faculty). Students are required to pay all the fees associated to graduate studies.
Qualified students can receive scholarships through a TRI Scholarship Program. Each awardee will be covered 20% of salary + benefits to attend the Program. Details of the Scholarship Program can be found on the scholarship program webpage.
Full time UAMS faculty.
Process: All applications should be submitted online using the Graduate School’s webpage https://gradschool.uams.edu/pros-students/domestic-applicants/. UAMS full time faculty with a green card will use the same link in application.
Required Documents: Applicants will be required to complete the online application form, and submit a letter of support from the department chair, and unofficial transcripts from previous degree programs through the online application portal. Upon the time of admission, students are required to submit official transcripts following the instructions from the Graduate School.
Application timeline: The application is currently open for the fall semester, 2021. The deadline of application is July 15, 2021.