Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

MS in Clinical and Translational Investigation

The Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI) at the University of Miami offers a structured educational program that trains students in the principles and practice of clinical and translational research. Our multidisciplinary program has been designed to prepare practitioners and researchers to adapt to translational science and to overcome the perceived bottlenecks that inhibit clinical research.

Drawing upon the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s mission to educate the next generation of medical leaders and to lead life-changing discoveries that transform patient care through innovative research. The MSCTI program’s mission is to prepare students for future scientific discoveries in clinical and translational investigation including how to garner funding through grant writing workshops, regulatory and ethical challenges, how to design and conduct clinical trials, research with diverse populations and perform bioinformatics data analyses.

Our educational objective is to provide an engaging, instructor-led curriculum that introduces and trains students to demonstrate the core competencies of clinical and translational research. We equip our students with the foundation and tools to design independent and collaborative projects and mentored scientific opportunities while demonstrating the power of team science.

Key Areas of Study

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Community-Based Research
  • Health Disparities
  • Mentored Research Projects
  • Scientific Grant Writing
  • Team Science
  • Translational Research

Learn more on the MSCTI website


As an aspiring medical student, I believe that it is essential for medical professionals to have a firm foundation in research that allows them to incorporate evidence-based practices and advance the field of medicine for the next generation of physicians. This program has and continues to provide me with unparalleled research opportunities and incredible mentors who have inspired and guided me toward success in my continued pursuit of a career in the medical field.

Emily P. Rabinovich
Student, Clinical and Translational Investigation