To obtain the M.S. degree in Translational Medicine, students must complete the 30-credit curriculum with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater and submit a final report that documents successful completion of their BioDesign Project.
Students are required to complete two technical electives (6 total credits) as a part of the MTM curriculum. Students may elect to take biomedical science, engineering, or other STEM related courses that are complimentary to the MTM curriculum. Students should check relevant CUNY listings for available courses and consult with MTM administration to confirm whether a specific course will satisfy the degree requirements. Note that course pre-requisites must be satisfied.
With approval of MTM administration, students may complete an independent project that takes the place of one of the required technical electives. Projects may be conducted at an approved hospital, academic institution, or industry affiliate. The project serves as an opportunity for the student to gain practical experience in the process of turning a scientific idea into a clinical solution and must complement the MTM core curriculum. It is anticipated that the student will dedicate 10-12 hours/week of effort to the project for the duration of the semester. Specific project areas include, but are not limited to: intellectual property, clinical research, research and development, and quality assurance. Students participating in a project are required to submit regular progress reports and present their work to their classmates and the MTM administration at the end of the semester, in order to receive full credit for this course.