“We are very thoughtful and deliberate about designing a curriculum organized around the students’ own research. And I think this approach is validated by the high productivity of our students.”

David M. Kent, MD, CM, MSc
Director, Clinical & Translational Science Graduate Program


The Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program was the first MS/PhD program in clinical research in a biomedical graduate school and an academic medical center in the nation.
Offered through Tufts University’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, it is designed for trainees who seek to translate research into improved clinical care and public health.

The CTS Graduate Program offers Master’s and PhD degrees and Certificates, and opens courses to non-degree students who want to develop their research skills. All CTS Programs are intended
for individuals with prior training in the biological and health sciences, most commonly fully-trained physicians. Those with other clinical degrees (e.g., DDS, DVM, or PharmD) or graduate  biomedical or clinical degrees (e.g., MS, PhD) may also be considered.

Tufts CTSI Career Development (K) scholars and research (T) fellows receive tuition as part of their awards. Other scholarships may be available for Tufts CTSI partners and collaborators to enroll
in the summer Introduction to Clinical Care Research course.

Who is eligible?

Students seeking admission to the CTS Graduate Program apply to the Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Most candidates are fully trained physicians or have advanced biomedical or clinical degrees.


David M. Kent, MD, MSc, Program Director

Angie Mae Rodday, PhD, MS, Associate Director

Robert Goldberg, PhD, Associate Director

Elizabeth Leary, PhD, Senior Program Manager

Nina Bonnoyer, Education Coordinator