Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research

This innovative program was created in response to an increasing demand for well-qualified professionals able to perform patient-based research in academia, industry, research institutes, and health and regulatory agencies.

Summer 2020 Application is Open

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Hands-On Preparation for a Rewarding Career

No GRE/GMAT Required to Apply

One Entry Point Per Year: Summer Quarter

Not ready to apply or want to sample some classes first?

We have these classes open to the public through concurrent enrollment: CLRE-236 Translational Research Fundamentals; CLRE-237 Stem Cell Translation; and CLRE-238 Applied Translational Research. If you take any of these courses, and are later accepted to the MAS, they may count towards degree credit.

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More detailed description: CLRE-236

Tapping Into the Power of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

The MAS in Clinical Research evolved from the Clinical and Translational Research Certificate Training Program (CREST) offered to physicians/scientists who work at UC San Diego. The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) coordinates all clinical research education efforts.

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Our student population encompasses Clinical Research Associates working in private industry; Biomedical Scientists employed in biomedical firms, hospitals and pharmacies; Physicians; Pharmacists; Dentists; Nurses with advanced training, and Psychologists.

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You are invited to attend our next Information Session.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 21st, 6-8 pm 
Location:    University City Center,
                  6256 Greenwich Dr.,
                  San Diego, CA 92122
                  in Room 115

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