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Clinical Science Graduate Program

Mission, Vision, & Core Competencies


The mission of the Clinical Science Graduate Program is to prepare and train nationally competitive clinician/clinical translational scientists.


To provide a comprehensive knowledge of translational research methods and techniques in clinical science in order to train and further prepare clinician scientists.

Core Competencies

  • Perform human research that adheres to the principles and guidelines of ethical conduct
  • Critically appraise existing literature and sources of information
  • Apply evidence based practice principals
  • Accurately select, use and interpret commonly used statistics
  • Apply and use appropriate study designs and methods to address research questions/hypotheses
  • Identify and measure clinically relevant and meaningful outcomes
  • Design and conduct research studies
  • Adhere to legal, ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical research
  • Publish research-based manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals
  • Provide constructive reviews and feedback to colleagues
  • Demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills
  • Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration

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