Clinical Research

Clinical Research (AS79)

The UC San Diego Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, offers a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Department Clinical Research
Major Clinical Research
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Winter, Summer
Additional Notes

The MAS degree is an entirely self-supporting program and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. The standard UC Educational Fee and Non-resident Tuition are waived for MAS students. However, MAS students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only), with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page on the program website for complete fee schedule and merit scholarship information: Beginning with summer 2017 admission, we are now accepting International Applicants who want to study on a F1 student visa.

Application Deadlines July 13, 2017 (Fall 2017)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

Not required

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum scores required are 80 for TOEFL exam and 7.0 for IELTS exam.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose


500 word limit



Contact Info

Campus Office Contact the department: for appointment and address information.
Phone (858) 534-9164
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Clinical Research MAS
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0170X
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170