Program Requirements & Timeline

MSc in Translational Medicine

The Master of Science (MSc) in Translational Medicine requires, at minimum, the completion of 12 credit units, including three new core courses in translational medicine (TMED 800, 801, & 802) and 3-credit in elective course(s) chosen from students’ area of interests, and a thesis research project. Students registered in the MSc in Translational Medicine with first-class standing (a minimum A- average, equivalent to 3.7 GPA or  80%), and who show exceptional promise in their research may be considered for promotion to the PhD in Translational Medicine, without completion of the MSc.

MSc in Translational Medicine (duration: 24 months):


Year 1

Year 2

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

TMED 800

Elective

Research Proposal/

Progress Report

Research/

Thesis Draft

Thesis Defense

TMED 801

TMED 802

Research Commences

 

PhD in Translational Medicine

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Translational Medicine has the same coursework requirements such that students who have completed the MSc in Translational Medicine will be granted advanced standing and have no further coursework to complete thus providing an accelerated route to PhD completion. The PhD program also requires completion of a comprehensive exam and thesis research.

PhD in Translational Medicine (duration: 48 months)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Fall

Winter

SS

Fall

Winter

SS

Fall

Winter

SS

Fall

Winter

SS

TMED 800

Elective

 

Research Proposal

Progress Report (Year 1)

 

Comprehensive Exam (oral defense)/

Progress Report

(Year 2)

 

Research/

Progress Report (Year 3)

 

 

Thesis

Draft

 

Thesis

Defense

TMED 801

TMED 802

Research Commences