Join us to improve patient outcomes and the quality of healthcare

Today, it can take decades for medical discoveries to impact patient care. 

The field of Clinical and Translational Science accelerates medical innovation to improve lives faster. It happens through collaborative research across multiple disciplines, spanning biology, clinical medicine, and community health policy. 

United by a passion for health research, our students come together to improve human health and overcome barriers that prevent research from being put into practice.

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Flexible Pathways to a Career in Research

No matter which graduate degree option you choose, they all start with the same six 100% online courses, so it’s possible to begin now and decide on your path later. You’ll have the flexibility to choose from three Master’s programs, our Ph.D. program, or take individual courses.

What Can I Do with a Degree in Clinical and Translational Science? 

Whether you’re a practicing healthcare professional or a career changer entering the field with a passion for data science, an advanced degree in Clinical and Translational Science opens up new career development options and earning potential.   

Top titles in job postings for master’s level clinical and translational science professionals include:

  • Biostatisticians
  • Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Trial Data Managers
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Clinical Trial Managers
  • Scientists
  • Research Associates
  • Data Scientists

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of data scientists is projected to grow 35 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Top employers include:  

  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools
  • Hospitals    
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories    
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Scientific research and development services in the physical, engineering, and life sciences fields

UVM’s Educational and Career Development Program links our Master’s and Ph.D. students to career opportunities after graduation to ensure they reach their goals.