Clinical Translational Science, PhD

Phone: 216.368.2601

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Field of Study: Clinical Translational Science

Program Overview

The thrust of the PhD in Clinical Translational Science program is to prepare its students to become independent investigators in clinical and translational science. Thus, in addition to excellent previous academic and/or clinical preparation and recommendations, the PhD program is seeking students with demonstrated clinical translational research interest and experience.

Eligible applicants include: 

  • Individuals with an advanced clinical degree (e.g., MD, DMD, DRNP) 
  • Individuals enrolled in dual clinical-research degree programs, such as CWRU’s MD-PhD and DMD-PhD programs
  • Individuals with an existing Master’s degree in a health-related field  (e.g., MS, MSN, MPH)
  • Individuals with other scientific or clinical backgrounds to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


The program resides in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) in the School of Medicine. The academic units involved include the School of Medicine, Nursing, Management, and Dentistry. The faculty is selected for their expertise and commitment to teaching and mentorship in clinical investigation. They are primarily drawn from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and PQHS from the School of Medicine.

Important Note: The program information contained on this page is current as of July 1st, 2022. For the most current information, we advise you to review the PhD in Clinical Translational Science program handbook. You can find the most recent Program Handbook here.

PhD Policies

For PhD policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.