To complete the MS degree with a translational or clinical research thesis, students must complete 12.0 units of Research Thesis Capstone.

Students planning to enroll into the translational research thesis in their second year are highly recommended to complete Independent Study/Independent Research during the first year and/or complete a research project during the summer between first and second year.

Thesis capstone project description must be approved by the program director prior to the start of the fall semester.