Clinical and Translational Science (MS/MD)

If you’re looking to be a leader in the area of translational research, whether in academia or industry, Creighton’s MD/MS in clinical and translational science will prepare you for this rapidly evolving field. Clinical and translational science seeks to find the quickest, most efficient route for the results of research to translate into new therapies, tools and patient care practices in order to improve the quality of healthcare.

Offered by Creighton’s Clinical & Translational Science Department, this is a comprehensive, 5-year, dual degree program designed to train future clinical and translational investigators from diverse scientific backgrounds and disciplines. When you pursue your MD/MS in clinical and translational sciences, you’ll learn to develop research protocols, conduct clinical investigations, analyze pilot data and much more.

If you’re fascinated by cutting-edge technology, enjoy working in a laboratory and hope to play a role in the advancement of health care, then consider getting your MD/MS in clinical and translational science.


The MD/MS in clinical and translational science is a unique designation that will command the attention of prospective employers, particularly those affiliated with academic institutions.

The online community CTSciNet (Clinical & Translational Science Network) offers a plethora of career-related information pertaining to this field.


What You'll Learn

In addition to traditional medical training, you will learn:

  • The ability to conduct clinical and translational research as an independent investigator
  • How to write effective grant proposals
  • Federal policies in relation to clinical and translational science
  • Ethical research design
  • How to analyze, synthesize, and interpret biological data
  • Oral and written communication skills, including the ability write effective research papers and reports and communicate results through oral presentations and written publications.



Clinical and Translational Science MS/MD Curriculum


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Admissions Requirements

See the admissions requirements for the MD program and the MS in clinical and translational science.

Tuition & Scholarships

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