About Our Curriculum

Our Clinical and Translational Science – Certificate curriculum requires only 18 credit hours for completion at Rutgers University. Many of our courses are offered late in the afternoon/evening to accommodate working professionals.

Additional elective courses may be selected from other graduate programs offered through SGS at RWJMS, such as certain Rutgers graduate-level courses. Please note, ALL electives must be approved by one of the CTS Program Directors and are subject to appropriate course sharing agreements. Not all Rutgers graduate courses are available to Clinical and Translational Science – Certificate students. Students must complete a Cross Registration Form (available from SGS or the Program Directors) to register for Rutgers courses.

Find more information about these courses on the Rutgers University Schedule of Classes Website

Curriculum

Core Courses Required for Clinical & Translational Research Tracks (6 Credits)

 Core Course Name

Credit Hours/ Course Number

Semester*

Grant Writing Basics

(2 Credit Hours) 
16:681:601 

Spring

Introduction to Biostatistics

(3 Credit Hours)
SPH PHCO 0504

Fall 

Responsible Conduct of Research
Ethical Scientific Conduct

(1 Credit Hour) 
16:115:556

Spring

* Must take the specified course in the assigned semester or complete a course that is equivalent.

Course Name

Credits Hours

Epidemiology (Introductory or Intermediate)

(3 Credit Hours) 

Intermediate Biostatistics

(3 Credit Hours) 

Introductory Survey Design Course

 (3 Credit Hours) 

A Data Management Class

(3 Credit Hours)

CRT Required Classes: 12 Hours

Course Name

Credits Hours

Computational Genomics

(3 Credit Hours) 

Integrated Organ Physiology

(3 Credit Hours) 

TRT Required Classes: 6 Hours

TRT Elective Course Name Credit Hours/
Course Number
Semester

Advanced Neuroscience Studies

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:710:605

Fall/Spring

Bioinformatics

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:765:585

Fall

Communicating Science

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:718:560

Spring

Deeper Data Analysis for Neuroscience and Psychology

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:830:533:01

Spring

Experimental Methods in Molecular Biosciences

(2 Credit Hours)/
16:695:539

Fall

Fundamentals of Molecular Biosciences

(6 Credit Hours)/
16:695:539

Fall

Genomics in Cancer Therapeutics

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:681:681

Spring

Molecular Basis of Physiology

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:761:580

Fall

Physiological Basis of Diseases

(3 Credit Hours)/
16:761:600

Spring

Principles and Methods of Epidemiology

(Credit Hours)/
SPH PHCO 0502

TBD

Seminar-Based Minicourses

(1 Credit Hour)/
16:695:621-638

Spring

Topics in the Translation of Research to Medicine 

(1 Credit Hour)/
16:681:671

Fall

Topics in Molecular Medicine 

(1 Credit Hour)/
16:718:603

Fall

Any CRT elective and other courses available at RBHS

(Credit Hours)

 

CLINICAL CERTIFICATE TRACK

TRANSLATIONAL CERTIFICATE TRACK

18 credits without thesis

Common core required classes: 6 credits

18 credits without thesis

Common core required classes: 6 credits

CRT required classes: 12 credits

  • Epidemiology (introductory or intermediate): 3 credits
  • Intermediate Biostatistics: 3 credits
  • Introductory Survey Design Course: 3 credits
  • Data Management Class: 3 credits

TRT required classes: 6 credits

  • Computational Genomics: 3 credits
  • Human Systems Biology: 3 credits

TRT electives: 6 credits

 

TOTAL: 18 HOURS

TOTAL: 18 HOURS