Information for Prospective MSCI Certificate Students

The MSCI program certificates options provide individuals interested in clinical and translational science the opportunity to gain expertise and experience in this area without completing the full Master of Science degree course load.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science 

The certificate is sponsored by TGS and available only for students currently pursuing a PhD at Northwestern. 

Students must take five courses reflecting three different disciplines. This includes:  

  • 2 core courses (IGP 422: Introduction to Translational Research and MSCI 321: Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 1) 
  • 3 elective courses approved by MSCI Administration

Learn more about MSCI courses or more about this certificate option.  

An application is not necessary; interested students must receive permission from their program to pursue the certificate and then contact the MSCI Program Administrator

NUCATS Institute Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

This NUCATS-sponsored option is available to all Northwestern University faculty, fellows and residents who are interested in gaining clinical and translational science experience and expertise but does not want to complete a full Master's degree. 

Students must take five courses reflecting three different disciplines. This includes:  

  • 2 core courses (IGP 422: Introduction to Translational Research and MSCI 321: Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 1) 
  • 3 elective courses approved by MSCI Administration

Learn more about MSCI courses

All courses will appear on the students' transcript, however the certificate itself will not be listed. 

Applicants must complete the normal MSCI application mechanism as a non-degree student. Certificate students may change their status to degree-seeking and receive credit towards the MSCI degree-program at any time.