Master of Science in Medical Science - Clinical and Translational Science

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (CTS Pathway) offers a clinical and translational science pathway for those with a rigorous medical sciences background (e.g., health-related professional degree, MS or PhD in basic medical sciences) or those seeking a dual degree (e.g., MD/MS). The program provides mentored research training with a flexible curriculum tailored to the needs of professional scholars interested in designing, implementing and publishing their own research studies or contributing to clinical and translational science teams. The pathway offers 24-credit (thesis required) or 30-credit options each consisting of 14 credit hours of competency-based training (i.e., Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science) combined with additional coursework and independent study (10 or 16 credits) tailored to the scholar’s research career interest; a program of mentored research training, and a Masters defense focused on the scholar's independent research study.

Masters of Science in Medical Sciences in CTS Program Guide


  • MS or PhD in basic medical sciences, MD, DMD, DDS, PharmD, DVM, DO, DNP, PA, PT or those seeking a dual degree (MD/MS)

  • Applications are formally reviewed and approved by the Admissions Committee of the CCTS/Department of Behavioral Science and the DGS of the MS in Medical Sciences.

  • Current enrollment in a UK graduate program or post-baccalaureate acceptance through the Graduate School 

  • Full-time UK employees may use the Employee Education Program to cover tuition costs.

Application Process/Dates:

  • Completion and submission of the CTS Scholars Application

  • All application materials for the Fall semester must be received by May 1.

  • All application materials for the Spring semester must be received by October 1.

  • Late applications will NOT be considered until the following semester