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Clinical Translation Degree Ranks #7 in Nation

The Master’s in Clinic Translation Management at University of St. Thomas Houston earned a #7 ranking as the best blended program among the Top 15 Online Master’s in Clinic Research Programs in the nation by Intelligent.com.

“The MCTM program bridges the critical gap between science and business and supports entrepreneurship in the biomedical space,” Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer for University of St. Thomas, said. “By empowering people to manage the clinical translation process, it can help reduce the time and cost to bring technology to market and lower the cost to the consumer. It has been said that the unmet need for translation is today’s foundational medical tragedy.”

What is MCTM?

Research is crucial to ensuring new drugs and medical devices are safe and effective. Earning an online master’s in clinical research will prepare students for vital roles in organizing, overseeing and conducting this research in a variety of settings. Clinical translation is the process of turning basic discoveries that occur in laboratories into usable drugs, medical devices or clinical processes.

The Unique MCTM Program at UST

The MCTM program, offered in the St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, is accredited by AACSB. Primarily online, this program has less than 12 face-to-face class days throughout the year. In this program students’ learn how to bridge the gap between the laboratories and the patient. Learn about some of the recent MCTM Projects at St. Thomas.

The MCTM program was developed by UST in collaboration with Houston Methodist. Integrated into one of the nation’s finest hospitals, the Houston Methodist Research Institute provides the technology and support needed to effectively and efficiently bring cures through all stages of medical research to patients around the world. This ongoing relationship allows UST to over students opportunities to observe and practice what they learn in the classroom.

Applications for Cohort 4 are now being accepted and will be reviewed in three rounds with Round 2 in early March and Round 3 in early May. Learn more on what you need to apply for this award-winning program.


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The University of St. Thomas is Houston’s Catholic University. For more than 70 years, UST has graduated students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more. As Houston grows, UST will continue to provide the strong leaders and skilled workers needed to meet those demands.