Admission Requirements – Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations

Overview

The Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations (CBTI) is a joint effort to train medical students, fellows or other health professionals, including faculty and other scientists conducting clinical related research, in clinical research methods to translate clinical, biomedical and technological discoveries into advances in population-based, clinical or basic science research.

Application Deadlines

Fall

May 1st

Spring

November 1st

Summer

March 1st

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A Master’s Program for Medical and Pre-Doctoral Students

The program is available to medical students who have completed their second year of medical school, and pre-doctoral students who are interested in expanding their pre-doctoral training to include methodology associated with conducting translational research. Pre-doctoral students will earn a joint degree (PhD in their research area and an MS in CBTI).

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program should satisfy all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants not meeting Graduate School requirements for regular standing may, with approval of the Graduate School, be conditionally admitted to select programs.

The GRE is not required.

A Bachelor's degree and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Official transcripts must be received from each accredited college or university attended.

A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation

ALL letters must be less than a year old and on department letterhead. At least one letter must be academic. Letters from peer colleagues or friends will not be accepted.

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose should be approximately 2-3 pages.

Curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume

How to Apply

Apply to the programs via the USC Graduate School application

Prepare to apply by gathering all materials and information to complete your online application. These materials include personal statement, resume/CV, recommender’s information, personal, financial and education information.

Create a USC application account and complete all parts of the online application.

Pay application fee.

Send official transcripts to USC.

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