The MAS in Clinical Research is a unique part time graduate program that develops the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to perform valid, credible 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.

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summer 2020 application deadline COMING SOON

Upcoming Application Deadline Dates
  • This program accepts International Applicants studying on a F-1 visa
  • We have a Merit Scholarship. U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents may apply for at the time you submit your application: Info
Complete an Online Application Online Application Requirements:
Unofficial Transcripts; Resume; Personal Statement; Three Letters of Recommendation
Online Application
Select “Clinical Research” for the Intended Department
Select “Clinical Research (AS79)” for the Intended Major
International Applicants F-1 Applicants
Please complete an online application: submit a minimum TOEFL score of 85 or 7.0 on the IELTS. May only enter program summer quarter.
J-1 Applicants for CORE (Clinical Observership & Research Education) Please contact the Health Sciences International department for application details


Required Documents For All Applicants
    1. Statement of Purpose: please explain your specific research interests and goals, your individual strengths and what makes you a good candidate for this program, why you want to be in the program, and how it will assist you in achieving your career goals.
    2. Three Letters of Recommendation: recommendation letters must come from the recommender not the applicant. Choose recommenders who know your skills and abilities, and who can speak to why you are a good candidate for the program.
    3. Unofficial copies of academic records from all post-secondary institutions attended need to be submitted for review. Official Transcripts will be required if admitted to the program.
    4. Current resume or C.V.
    5. TOEFL or IELTS scores for International Applicants

      • UCSD’s institution code is 4836.
      • Exams must have been taken within the last two years.
      • Application will not be reviewed until score has been received.
        (Minimum TOEFL score 85 and minimum IELTS score 7.0)
Program Details
    • One entry point per year: Summer (July)
    • GRE/GMAT not required for this degree
    • TOEFL (minimum 85) or IELTS (minimum 7.0) required for International applicants
    • Fees apply to both California residents and non-residents, as well as international students. All fees are subject to change at any time.

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