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Graduate Degree Programs

Translational Science

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Gail D. Thomas, Ph.D.
H047 Medicine, Hershey Medical Center
Phone: 717-531-0003 Extension: 287087

The primary goal of the certificate is to provide a formal, structured program that allows medical and health care professionals to enhance a successful career in translational science. The curriculum includes courses in 5 specific translational science clusters. Candidates are required to complete 15 credits, including a 10-credit core of required 500-level courses and 5 elective credits at the 500 level. Courses must be selected from the detailed curriculum, or by permission in advance from the certificate director. Courses are available at the Hershey, University Park, and World campuses, enabling the student to continue employment activities. Candidates must obtain a grade of B or better in each course.

Admission Requirements:
For admission to the certificate program, an applicant must hold either:
(1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or
(2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.

Additionally, all international applicants must meet the Graduate Council English proficiency requirements.

List of Courses Included in the Certificate: 10 credits

PHS 520 (3) or H P A 528 (3) or STAT 500 (3) or STAT 501 (3);
PHS 550 (3) or H P A 540 (3) OR STAT 507 (3);
PHS 580 (3) or H P A 561 (3) or STAT 503 (3) or STAT 509 (3);
PHS 500 (1) or IBIOS 591 (1) or BMS 591 (1)

Electives (In addition to the 10 required credits, select at least 5 credits from the following list.):

BB H 505 (3)
BMS 581 (3)
H P A 526 (3)
H P A 528 (3)
H P A 564 (3)
H P A 566 (3)
HD FS 503 (3)
HD FS 516 (3)
HD FS 527 (3)
KINES 588 (3)
PHS 518 (2)
PHS 519 (3)
PHS 521 (3)
PHS 525 (3)
PHS 536 (3)
PHS 540 (1)
PSY 583 (3)

Effective Semester: Fall 2013
Expiration Semester: Spring 2018



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