Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program

Recent graduates celebrate at the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program graduation reception.

For Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists and other staff who have already earned doctoral degrees, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences collaborate to offer a master's degree in clinical and translational science.

The Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program, which is designed to be completed in about two years, includes coursework and a mentored research experience, and culminates in a published thesis.

Upon graduation from the program, scholars will be prepared to:

  • Lead their own research teams
  • Form hypotheses
  • Design studies
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Conduct a clinical research protocol
  • Communicate research findings

Read more about the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program's eligibility requirements, application process and curriculum.


The CCaTS Education Contacts page contains a listing of team members who can assist you with questions.