For general program information, please contact the MS in CTS Student Program Coordinator:


Nicole J. Yi-Wohlers
Student Program Coordinator
MS in CTS Program
Graduate College
(405) 271-2085


Admission Application and Required Material

Application Instruction

Individuals applying for acceptance into the Master of Science program in Clinical and Translational Science will possess a wide variety of educational and work-related backgrounds, but must possess a professional doctoral degree.  Applicants who do not possess a professional doctoral degree may apply only after receiving written permission from Julie Stoner, Ph.D., Graduate College Liaison for the MS in CTS Degree Program.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the MS in CTS Graduate College Liaison, Julie Stoner, Ph.D., prior to submitting application material to discuss program requirements and application material. A faculty mentor from OUHSC must be identified. Interested applicants may contact Julie Stoner, Ph.D. for assistance in identifying a faculty mentor through the MS in CTS Advisory Committee.


Julie A. Stoner, Ph.D.
MS in CTS Graduate College Liaison
(405) 271-2229 ext. 49480




Fall admission is preferred. Applications are due May 1 for Fall program admission. Spring admissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications are due September 1 for Spring admissions. Summer admissions will not be considered.

Application Review

Applicants will be reviewed to determine their interest in and potential for developing an independent research program.  The admission decision will also reflect the likelihood that the student will successfully complete the program.  Priority for admission will be given to junios faculty, fellows and residents (with at least 1 year residency training completed) who have appointments at OUHSC (during the period of MS program study).  Applicants may need to be licensed to practice in their profession, as per state guidelines, if their proposed thesis project involves clinical practice or patient care.  Available CTS faculty resources for course delivery, student mentoring, and program administration can support up to 6 new admissions per year.  Admission recommendations made by the Advisory Committee will be submitted to the MS in CTS executive Committee for their final approval.

A limited number of tuition waivers will be available for MS in CTS students.  Applicants will be notified of tuition waivers at the time of acceptance into the program.  Fees cannot be waived, but may be reduced for some OUHSC employees.  All applicants are considered for tuition waivers; however, priority for tuition waivers will be given to junior faculty, fellows and residents (with at least 1 year of residency training completed) who have appointments at OUHSC (during the period of MS program study).