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 course work and a mentored research experience, and culminates in a published thesis.

As every scholar has different career aspirations, this is an individualized program. Based on your clinical and translational research goals and interests, course work and other components of the program can be customized.

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

  • Lead your own research team
  • 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.


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