To be eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program in clinical and translational science, you must:
- Be employed at Mayo Clinic. Your appointment, which is documented at the time of your application, must be of sufficient length to allow you to complete all requirements of the program. If you have a confirmed appointment but are not yet working at Mayo Clinic, you may apply as long as you include documentation of your appointment with your application. Visiting clinicians and research trainees are not eligible. Candidates for the master's degree must complete a minimum period of one year in residence after admission to their degree program.
- Have or be pursuing a doctoral degree in a discipline applicable to clinical research. These degrees include M.D.; Ph.D.; MBBS; M.B., Ch.B.; Dr. P.H.; D.O.; D.D.S.; D.M.D.; O.D.; D.C.; Pharm.D.; and Psy.D., though others may be considered. In addition to clinicians, also encouraged to apply are biostatisticians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists and nurses with doctoral degrees. Doctoral candidates may also be considered. Preference is given to applicants with a doctoral GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Up to 50 percent of Mayo Graduate School courses can be taken prior to program admission.
- Identify a mentor. This must be an investigator at Mayo Clinic with extensive clinical or translational research experience.
- Be pursuing a clinical and translational research project. For the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program, "clinical and translational research" includes epidemiological and natural history studies, translational research, patient-oriented research, clinical trials, and outcomes research that will lead to improvements in human health.