Certificate in Clinical Translational Science


Steve Coughlin, PhD &
Director of CTS Programs 

Brittany Angi E.dD, M.S. &
Co-Director of CTS Programs 

The CCTS program provides an environment of in-depth learning and mentorship from established clinical researchers, expert biostatisticians and epidemiologists.

Fully Online and Asynchronous Learning

· Offered by experts in clinical research, biostatistics and epidemiology

Complete in only 2 semesters

·  16 total credits hours

Low or No Cost

·  Tuition may be fully covered by the University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program

CCTS graduates are prepared to

  • carry out research utilizing human subjects in clinical trials
  • perform basic analyses of clinical research data
  • apply epidemiologic principles and tools in clinical research
  • consider relevant ethical and legal issues when designing and conducting research
  • prepare research manuscripts for publication

The CCTS program will

(1) provide trainees with essential skills in CTS, including hypothesis generation, research design, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results, critical appraisal of scientific literature, grant preparation, human research protection, and research ethics;

(2) help to establish new collaborative relationships at Augusta University among current basic science, clinical, and translational researchers.

Designed to work with professionals’ busy schedules, the online and asynchronous 16 credit hour CCTS program curriculum includes:

  • Didactic Coursework

    15 credit hours of core course work in epidemiology, clinical trials, observational studies, statistics and modeling, and grant writing in clinical and translational science

  • A 1 credit hours capstone project focused upon the design of a clinical and/or translational science project

Funding for CCTS Students

Funding is not available through the DPHS for CCTS students. CCTS students who have been employees of the University System of Georgia, including Augusta University, for at least 6 months may be eligible to use the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

Check out a complete sample list of the courses and course descriptions.

Year Fall Spring

Year 1

STAT 7010 – Biostatistics I (3cr)

STAT 7130 – Introduction to Epidemiology (3cr)

MPHC 8011 – Ethical Conduct of Research (1cr)

CTRS 7100 – Grant Writing for Clinical and Translational Science (2cr)

TOTAL: 9 credit hours

STAT 7020 – Biostatistics II (3cr)

STAT 7240 – Introduction to Clinical Trials (3cr)

CTRS 7900 – Capstone Project (1 Cr)


TOTAL: 7 credit hours


For more information on the course pre-requisites and other requirements for applying to the Masters in Clinical and Translational Science program, see our Prospective Students page.


Prospective Students