Clinical and Translational Science (Graduate Certificate)

If you’re looking to understand more about translational research, whether in academia or industry, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Sciences through the Graduate School at Creighton will prepare you for this rapidly evolving field.

You’ll learn from the diverse faculty members of the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Department, who are highly accomplished in their research areas. Gain a working knowledge of the core subjects within this discipline, including:

  • Applied biostatistics
  • Federal policies
  • Disparity in global health issues
  • Grant writing


The certificate can supplement your current graduate degree program or help boost your career by providing new skills and knowledge in a dynamic health sciences field.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain the ability to translate knowledge, research and findings related to public health issues to both the scientific and non-scientific population
  • Effectively analyze, synthesize and interpret biological data
  • Gain an understanding of how to critically evaluate scientific information
  • Learn to write effective research papers, reports and grant applications and successfully communicate results
  • Learn to apply critical thinking to new health problems
  • Learn to practice a code of ethics and Ignatian values in the context of health sciences and public health


Admissions Requirements

Application Deadline: 

August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, May 1 for summer.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must have a minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with satisfactory completion of course work in both the biological and chemical sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. An application should include:

  1. Completed application and $50 non refundable application fee
  2. Two letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant’s performance in an academic or work setting.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  4. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) The applicant is required to submit results from the Graduate Record Examination (GR) prior to admission. GRE scores in the 50th percentile or above for the verbal and quantitative parts of the examination are preferred. A minimum score of 3.5 is required for the analytical writing component. Scores of the MCAT, DAT, USMLE or other health Professional Entrance Examination may be considered in lieu of the GRE.
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550PBT). International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are NOT required to submit a TOEFL score report.

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