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ACTR Admissions Information

ACTRApplicants to the ACTR graduate certificate must hold a graduate degree (eg: DC, DDS, DMD, DO, MD, ND, OD, PharmD, PhD, RN, MS) and possess the appropriate qualifications, experience, and desire to pursue careers in clinical & translational research. Clinical & translational research is multidisciplinary, and scholars in this program should represent diverse academic backgrounds.

Application Materials

Applicants are required to submit the following application materials through the University of Arizona’s Graduate College:

  • Official academic records from undergraduate and graduate institutions (3.0 GPA required)
  • One letter of support from a supervisor or department head
  • Resume or CV
  • One page personal statement of experiences and goals
  • International applicants may need to provide proof of English proficiency

Application Deadline

Fall start

June 1st

Spring start

October 1st

Applications received after the deadline may be considered on a space-available basis. Please be in touch with the Certificate Programs Coordinator for more information.

Application Submission

Apply online:

Evaluation of Application Materials 

Admission to the ACTR is competitive. All complete applications will be reviewed by the admission committee, which includes the chair and co-chairs of the ACTR. The decision of this committee is final. 

Several criteria are used to evaluate each applicant, including:

  • appropriateness of clinical & translational research interest
  • commitment to a career in clinical & translational research
  • appropriate support to participate fully in the program (especially release time and financial support)
  • quality of written expression
  • quality of professional and academic records

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