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Clinical and Translational Science (GC)

Didactic coursework - 14 credits; Clinical research practicum – 1 credit. The Certificate program provides the core competencies for clinical and translational research: biostatistics, epidemiology, and responsible conduct of research, culminating with a clinical research practicum. These core courses lay the foundation for advanced training described for the M.S. in Clinical and Translational Science.


The Certificate practicum is based on a detailed research training plan developed with the mentor that contributes to original research and is submitted in the format of a manuscript for publication. The written practicum is defended orally to a committee of three WVCTSI faculty members.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

July 1

Spring Deadline

December 1

Summer Deadline

April 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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