Translational Research: Entrepreneurial Science, Certificate

The Certificate Program provides training in translational science through the completion of four credit units of coursework and a research project. There are three certificates to choose from:

The certificate can be finished in one year and must be completed within two years. 


The certificate requires the completion of 4 course units with a passing grade of B- or better.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
MTR 5100 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research 1
MTR 6000 Introduction to Biostatistics 1 1
 Course Units2.00
Select 2 electives from the following: 2
Health Care Entrepreneurship 2  
Medical Entrepreneurship: Commercializing Translational Science  
Seminar in Entrepreneurial Science 2  
Fundamentals of FDA Regulation  
Other Electives 3
 Course Units2.00
 Total Course Units4.00

Other biostatistics courses may be substituted if taken in the past two years with a grade of B- or better.


MTR 6400 and HCMG 8670 are .5 CU each. Students are recommended to enroll in both courses to fulfill 1 CU.


Students may take elective courses outside of these recommendations, by substituting a different MTR/REG course or a course outside of MTR/REG, but must obtain permission before enrolling.

Research Project

The certificate requires a one-year engagement in clinical and translational research. This will take the form of a new research project or as a translational arm to research currently being conducted. Prospective students will identify a mentor and define the research project at the time of application.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.