Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH)

The purpose of Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH) is to train the future clinical and translational science researchers.
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Who should apply?

The MS in Clinical and Translational Science is intended to train UIC clinicians in any one of the Health Science Colleges to become leaders in clinical research.

Students will include:

  • Post-residency fellows in the health professions
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Junior faculty
  • Under-represented minority clinicians

How to apply?

Students will be admitted for the fall semester only. Applications must be submitted by March 15 for admission to the School of Public Health for the following Fall semester. Applicants with international credentials must submit their applications by December 15.

Applicants must submit academic transcripts, GRE or other acceptable substitute scores described under Admission Requirements, three letters of recommendation, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a career-goal statement including (1) reason for pursuing the MS in Clinical Research at UIC, including the intended research focus and (2) career goals. One of the letters of recommendation must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor and should include approval of a plan for released time to work on the degree and its required workshop and research components.

Selected applicants will be scheduled for personal interviews with the Program Director and Chair of the Recruitment and Admissions Committee.

In order to apply, individuals must:

(1) Submit a statement of interest and CV/resume to,

(2) Click here to review all application instructions at .

(3) Complete and submit the SOPHAS online application at

(4) Submit the UIC SPH supplemental application fee (Click here for instructions).

Contact Susan Lynch at with any questions regarding the application process.

Deadline for application?

The application deadline for the MS in Clinical and Translational Science degree program for Fall Semester is March 15. For admission details please call 312-413-5429, or email Susan Lynch at  

What are the Admission Requirements?

The MS in Clinical and Translational Science has been planned specifically for applicants with previous clinical training, especially those in fellowship programs in the health sciences, postdoctoral training positions, or junior faculty positions in the clinical track.

An applicant must have:

    1. A post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree at the doctoral level OR a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian school with concurrent enrollment in clinical degree program.
    2. An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 (A=4.00), and
    3. A combined Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 1,000 (verbal plus quantitative).

All MS applicants must submit GRE scores, EXCEPT

  • MS applicants with a graduate or professional degree at the doctoral level, e.g., PhD, ScD, MD, DDS, DNP, DO, DPT, DVM, PharmD from an accredited U.S. or Canadian school who must submit the appropriate scores from exams required for practice in their profession such as the USMLE for physicians, National Board Dental Examinations Part I for dentists, and NPTE for physical therapists.
  • MS applicants with the above-stated degrees from foreign schools whose applications are sponsored by an accepted referral service, such as AFGRAD or AMIDEAST; or are physicians licensed to practice in the United States who must also submit the professional exam scores outlined above.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Please visit the Graduate College website for information regarding current tuition and fee rates:

UIC Employees are eligible for a tuition and fee waiver, contact your human resource department for additional information.

Fellows should speak with the departmental human resource contact person regarding tuition and fee benefits.

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