Master's Degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation

Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation Graduates, (from left to right)
Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Nicole Kucine, Babak Navi, and Marianne Nellis,
during the Weill Cornell Convocation Ceremony where they were presented with
the Cornell University Seal.

For students who choose the Master’s Degree Track (Track II), this program combines the didactic coursework of the Advanced Certificate track plus elective coursework with a mentored clinical research project, conducted under the tutelage of a team of established clinical investigators, is an integral part of their training.

During the first year, the trainees meet with chosen mentors to refine their research proposal. In the second year of the program, trainees will utilize the skills acquired from the previous year's core curriculum coursework to conduct their research project on the Clinical & Translational Science Center, which requires a 75% time and effort commitment.

The mentored clinical research project includes:

  • Developing a hypothesis and formulating a research proposal
  • Performing clinical research
  • Collecting and analyzing statistical data
  • Presenting results at an annual Clinical Research Symposium
  • Submitting results as a research proposal to a peer-review funding agency and/or in a form suitable for publication in a scientific journal.

The results of the research project are presented to a Master’s Examining Committee (MEC) at the end of the second year for final approval.