Master in Clinical Translation Management (MCTM)

Master in Clinical Translation Management (MCTM)


Master in Clinical Translation Management

Clinical translation is the process of turning basic discoveries that occur in laboratories to usable drugs, medical devices or clinical processes. This process is highly regulated and capital-intensive, and requires business expertise to achieve the desired goals.

Training in Clinical Translation Management gives students a solid understanding of the biotechnology industry, as well as the business and regulatory savviness needed to assess a product’s commercial potential and navigate the path of clinical translation. The MCTM program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to clinical translation and encourages students with an entrepreneurial spirit for technology commercialization. Specifically, the program will help students to

  • Integrate the fundamental concepts of science and business, and apply that knowledge to the biotech industry
  • Evaluate and act on opportunities that arise in the biotech field
  • Identify and address the critical issues facing biotech organizations

A combination of coursework and practical experience will help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the clinical translation process and the associated management challenges. 

Scholarships are available for qualified students. No extra application is required. For more information, please contact the Cameron School of Business.

Career Opportunities

Clinical translation management is a quickly growing field. Career opportunities can be found globally in many different types of organizations, including:

  • Pharmaceutical and biomedical device firms such as GE HealthCare, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Medtronic, Inc.
  • Technology transfer offices at research organizations
  • Life sciences management consulting firms
Collaboration with Houston Methodist Research Institute

Houston Methodist

The MCTM program was developed by UST in collaboration with Houston Methodist. Integrated into one of the nation’s finest hospitals, the Houston Methodist Research Institute provides the technology and support needed to effectively and efficiently bring cures through all stages of medical research and to patients around the world.

This ongoing relationship allows UST to offer students opportunities to observe and practice what they learn in the classroom.

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