Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE?
Translational medicine is the process by which discoveries are developed into marketable products (drugs, devices, other technologies) that serve a public health need. Translational medicine is a multi-faceted process that involves expertise in the areas of life science, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, and business. Recent studies (Forbes, Tufts University) suggest the development of a single, new drug can take more than 10 years and cost between $2.5- 5 billion dollars. There is a growing need for professionals that are knowledgeable about the myriad facets of translational medicine to create ways to give scientists, engineers, and physicians the flexibility to develop drugs and devices in an economically sustainable and viable manner.

 

CAN I TAKE ONE ONE OR TWO CLASSES INSTEAD OF ENROLLING AS A FULL TIME STUDENT IN THE PROGRAM?
Yes, it is possible to take an individual class within the curriculum, with the exception of the BioDesign course. All students should have a background in engineering, medicine, or life science. If you are interested in taking a class, please contact us to confirm you have the appropriate prerequisites.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The cost of the entire MTM program is approximately $19,000 for New York state residents and $31,500 for out of state residents.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply to the program, click HERE.

 

WHO ARE THE FACULTY IN THIS PROGRAM?
Our dedicated faculty, comprised in the Grove School of Engineering and Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education work to provide cutting edge, relevant content. A list of our faculty can be found HERE.