Prerequisites for Admission into the CTS Track
Applicants must hold an advanced degree in a biomedical field such as an MD, RN, PharmD, MPH, DPH or Ph.D. are eligible. Applicants holding other degrees with significant experience in clinical research management or clinical experience may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for consideration by submitting supporting evidence of qualifications along with their request.
To apply for the CTS track, applicants must submit the following:
- Curriculum vitae or resume – upload with application
- 2 letters of recommendation – enter contact information with application
- Official transcripts from qualifying degree program*
Please submit other supporting application materials (if needed) to:
UAMS Graduate School
4301 W. Markham #601
Little Rock, AR 72205
You may also email your materials to GraduateAdmissions@uams.edu.
*To be considered official, transcripts must be sent to the Graduate School directly from the school attended or provided in a sealed envelope.
Questions regarding admissions should be sent to Dr. Robert McGehee at REM@uams.edu.
Currently, students in the CTS track are not offered stipends or tuition payment.
CTS Track Requirements
The MS degree-seeking students will take a minimum of 36 semester credit hours, including courses in the CTS Core Curriculum, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.85 in all graduate courses. In addition, the Non-Thesis Option requires that students pass a comprehensive examination. The Thesis Option requires 30 semester credit hours of coursework plus a minimum of 6 credit hours of Thesis Research (IBSD 5150V), the submission of a thesis and a successful thesis defense.
Students in the Ph.D. program will take the CTS Core Curriculum plus specific electives determined by the student’s Advisory Committee for a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of coursework and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.85 on all graduate courses. Students must pass the Ph.D. Candidacy Exam, and subsequently, Ph.D. Candidates must complete a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of Doctoral Dissertation research (IBSD 6200V). To complete the requirements of the Ph.D. program candidates will conduct scholarly research under the guidance of their Advisor and Doctoral Advisory Committee, submit a written doctoral dissertation, and successfully defend the research in a public forum.