The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) provides educational enrichment and an increased awareness of expanding opportunities in translational science, a discipline focused on moving biomedical discovery into application in the health care arena.

Translational science requires team-based interdisciplinary approaches to advance research-generated discoveries into clinical trials and facilitate adoption of best practices in a clinical and community setting.

Translational science investigators understand the principles involved in foundational research and how such studies relate to epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and patient-oriented research.

Why Iowa?

Participation in the innovative Clinical and Translational Science certificate will provide motivated undergraduates an opportunity to connect their research activities to translational science and begin their training in this important discipline.

The Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science is presented by the Institute for Clinical and Translation Science and Iowa Biosciences Academy.

Graduate training programs in the translational sciences are available in areas such as medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and other allied health professions, including biostatistics, behavioral medicine, epidemiology, and clinical pharmacology.


Clinical and Translational Science
  Selective Admission
Student Opportunities

In addition to more than 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from more than 100 Study Abroad Programs and multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunities.


The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college.

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid also are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 


For more information about student eligibility, the application process, required coursework, and other requirements for the completion of this certificate, view Clinical and Translational Science Certificate in the UI General Catalog or the Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science website.