Application Information for MS in
Clinical & Translational Science

Eligible applicants will have completed or be within one year of completing one or more of the following degrees:  MD, PhD, DO, PharmD, DDS, DVM, or similar degree.  Those with other professional degrees should contact the Program Director, Smita Thakker-Varia, Ph.D., (732) 235-5393, to discuss eligibility.   In some cases, experience will substitute for the advanced degree requirement.

All applicants must submit their application and supporting documents by the deadline.

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Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester -- Rolling Admission

Note* For Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students applying for a scholarship, applications are due May 01.  Essays describing how the dual degree will advance your professional career and impact the fields of medicine and clinical and translational research should be sent to the Associate Dean for Admissions, Carol Terregino, M.D., for consideration.  Please visit the FAQs page for more information about the scholarship.

  • Spring Semester – Rolling Admissions

The following documents must be received to consider your application complete:

  • Official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities.
  • Official General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results.*
  • Recommendation from two individuals, preferably academic instructors, mentors or industry peers, who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s abilities in science-related fields.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for all foreign applicants.#
  • Full Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

* Applicants possessing an advanced degree or currently enrolled in an advanced degree program are not required to re-take the GRE for entry into this program.  Instead, these applicants should provide results of the entry examinations required for their specific degree or program (i.e. GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc).  Waivers may be requested prior to application submission by contacting the Program Director Debabrata Banerjee, Ph.D., or by mailing request to the Rutgers SGS at RWJMS. The ETS  Institutional code for SGS at RWJMS is  2786.   The departmental code for the program is 0699 (Health and Medical Science - Other).

#Under certain circumstances, TOEFL waivers may be requested prior to application submission.  TOEFL waivers are restricted to Faculty, residents, or those who have recently completed or are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program offered by an accredited U.S. institution of higher education.  TOEFL waiver requests may be directed to the Program Director Debabrata Banerjee, Ph.D., or by mailing request to the Rutgers SGS at RWJMS. 

All waivers must be approved by the Senior Associate Dean of the SGS at RWJMS.

Please return the completed application to:

Rutgers School of Graduate Studies at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Attn:  MS in Clinical & Translational Science
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ  08854-5635

A $70 non-refundable application fee is required for all applicants.  Please make checks payable to Rutgers-RBHS. All completed applications will be considered by the Clinical & Translational Science Admissions Committee.

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