USC Mann master’s program in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CXPT) prepares students with foundational coursework in translational sciences, pharmacology, and clinical development to facilitate their performance at high-level basic, translational, and applied research in the discipline specific to the graduate’s area of emphasis.
This foundational training will enable the graduates to be highly competitive for PhD programs in pharmacology and related disciplines or employed in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry or government (e.g. FDA, NIH).
Who should consider the Master’s program?
Clinicians who would like further training in bench work in the
context of clinical care of patients, including PharmD students,
residents and fellows.
Bench scientists who are interested in pursuing careers requiring
further training in clinical disease and therapeutic areas.
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry,
biochemistry, bioengineering, or pharmaceutical sciences with an
interest in advancing their career options in the pharmaceutical industry.
What kind of training will the master’s program provide?
“Our graduates will conduct research across clinical and basic science disciplines, integrating basic investigations and clinical observations in applied research to better understand disease processes, advance drug development and evaluate efficacy and toxicity or therapeutic regimens.”