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For those interested in applying to an ICRE Degree Program, please note that the summer core courses will be held in-person during the summer 2024 term. The summer core consists of CLRES/MEDEDU 2005: Computer Methods in Clinical Research, CLRES/MEDEDU 2010: Clinical Research Methods, CLRES/MEDEDU 2020: Biostatistics, and CLRES/MEDEDU 2040: Measurement in Clinical Research. The summer 2024 term schedule will be posted on the Courses page once it becomes available. For specific program course requirements, please visit each of the degree program pages linked below.

This 30-credit MS program is for highly talented individuals from a broad range of disciplines who want concentrated training in the design and implementation of high-quality clinical research.

This 15-credit certificate program is for any level of trainee who wants to learn to design and conduct high-quality clinical research.

This 30-credit MS program prepares academically oriented health care professionals to become outstanding teachers, as well as practitioners, of medicine and other health-related professions.

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for fellows and faculty who are pursuing a career in medical education or clinical teaching.

This specialized program is designed for graduate students enrolled in the schools of the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh who are seeking training in the design and conduct of high-quality clinical research.

The 72-credit PhD program is for clinical and translational researchers and prospective researchers who want a rigorous, advanced training program designed to enhance the capabilities of conducting high-quality clinical and translational studies.

This program aims to educate candidates in the economics, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and commercialization of medical innovations, while also immersing them in the science and technology involved in translational research and clinical/laboratory implementation.

The non-degree option allows students to enroll at the ICRE on a semester-by-semester or course-by-course basis, and can be useful for those considering one of our degree programs or for health professionals seeking additional training.

"The faculty and staff of the ICRE are approachable, supportive, and welcome collaboration. I recommend the degree programs enthusiastically and without reservation to any healthcare provider hoping to pursue academic medicine."

Sara Myers, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY-4), University of Pittsburgh
Current PhD in Clinical and Translational Science Trainee

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