The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) is a two-year KGI–Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope (IMGS) joint program. Graduates will be uniquely positioned to begin research laboratory careers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, clinical or academic laboratories, or pursue further education at the doctoral level, medical education, or both.
This program provides students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research (discovery) and downstream commercial development.
MS in Translational Medicine Program Learning Outcomes:
Generate hypotheses and perform hypothesis-driven research
Design research and methodology, and analyze and report data results
Assess the literature, identify knowledge gaps, and convey findings to the scientific community
Plan the translation of basic science and engineering discoveries into products and processes that benefit society
Communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals
Adhere to ethical principles in research, development, and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries
Tackle complex problems and contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team
Where Can Your MSTM Degree Take You?
Here are the top occupations for KGI graduates from the MSTM program:
Research and development
Medical and health services
Natural sciences managers
Clinical research coordinators
Clinical trial manager
Medical science liaison
Clinical operations manager
Stepping stone to doctoral degrees
MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, etc.
KGI-IMGS Program Directors
Anastasia Levitin, PhD Professor of Practice in Translational Medicine KGI Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences
Yilun Liu, PhD Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope