Apply for New Master's in Translational Medicine Program, Jointly Launched by UCSF (CTSI and Bioengineering) and UC Berkeley (Bioengineering)

The multidisciplinary program, starting in fall 2010, focuses on technology and will offer a Master's of Science degree in Bioengineering. Projects will provide practical instruction and experience in solving real problems in translational medicine, and it is anticipated that some will lead to innovations with commercial potential.


  • Prepare engineers and clinicians to bring innovative treatments and devices into clinical use.
  • Participate in an interdisciplinary team design project co-advised by an engineering faculty member and a clinical researcher.
  • Provide students with the skills to integrate the necessary scientific, technological, and business expertise required to drive scientific discoveries into public use for the improvement of health.

Scholarships: Are available for most competitive candidates

Target Audience: Applicants to the Master’s degree program are expected to include students with a variety of training (including engineering bachelors, PhDs, MDs, PharmDs, RNs, DMDs) and experience (recent undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and professionals from industry).

Course work: Will include hands-on instruction in core engineering fundamentals; physiology and disease processes; pre-clinical testing and trial design; regulatory issues; research ethics; and the business and economics of healthcare product development. Group projects and interdisciplinary mentoring will integrate teams of students from different educational backgrounds.

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