Degree and Certificate Programs

Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation 
This training program consists of a core curriculum and mentored research experiences for clinician-scientists interested in applying scientific discoveries to the clinical setting. This degree is intended for physicians and other post-doctoral level clinicians interested in gaining the knowledge and research experience necessary for a career in population-based, translational research or drug and device development. Currently, physicians can pursue a concentration in Translational Medicine or in Health Innovations and Therapeutics.

MD/MS in Clinical Investigation
 The dual MD/MSCI is designed for students interested in translational research who wish to develop skills needed to succeed in their future careers.  Courses include: Research Design, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Drug Design, Grant Writing, and others.  Most of the classes are offered in the first year of the program, with the second year reserved for a smaller number of classes and more intensive research expectation.

Certificate in Translational Research is intended to help individuals obtain the foundation, skills and knowledge essential for a career in translational research. The program is designed to be completed in one year or less and consists of 9 credits (courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted). Requirements include courses in Clinical Research Methods, Introduction to Biostatistics and one additional course from among our Master of Science in Clinical Investigation offerings. 

New INTREPID: A Summer Intensive Program in Translational Research Methodologies provides a cohesive foundation in clinical research methods, biostatistics, medical bioinformatics, and ethics. The program will be most useful to participants with limited formal didactic training in research methodologies who wish to rapidly develop skills for more advanced study and for participation in new or ongoing research projects. Commitment to full-time attendance for the duration of the course is required. Faculty is drawn from NYU’s School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Individuals successfully completing the program will receive a Certificate in Translational Research, offered by NYU School of Medicine via TREC, and approved by the New York State Department of Education.

Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation for Board Eligible Clinicians (Comparative Effectiveness Track). The goal of this program is to increase the nation’s supply of physician-investigators conducting Comparative Effectiveness Research centered around health decisions affecting urban under-served communities. The Mentored Career Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research Program is structured upon mentorship, coursework and electives. This three-year training program will provide a substantive foundation in the knowledge, skills and experience essential for competitive research career. All scholars have been paired with a comparative effectiveness mentor and meet on a regular basis to ensure that research projects and productivity benchmarks are met.

Certification in Comparative Effectiveness Research  The Comparative Effectiveness Research Certification Program provides education and career development in comparative effectiveness research training through mentorship and coursework. The year-long CER Program will provide in-depth edification, preparing scholars in comparative effectiveness career development. This advanced certificate consists of four required courses, totaling 12 credits. Four elective courses are also offered, at 3 credits each. This training program will provide a substantive foundation in the knowledge, skills and experience essential for a competitive research career.