Applicants 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.
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
- TOEFL/IELTS scores for international scholars
- Fall start: June 1
- Spring start: October 1
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.
Apply online: www.grad.arizona.edu/admissions
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