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Applying to the MS in Clinical Investigation

What Will I Need?

Each applicant must submit:

  • Application to the University of Utah Graduate School
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose

Describe your career status, reasons for applying to the program, and career development objectives; identify your areas of interest in clinical investigation and outline ideas for one or more possible research projects that you will pursue during your MS training.

  • Letter of Recommendation

This letter can be written by a University of Utah faculty or other faculty from other institution that has worked with the applicant in the past or present 

  • Mentor Letter

This letter must be from a researcher, usually a faculty mentor at the University of Utah, who will commit to providing research mentorship for the applicant's MS project.

  • Evidence of protected time

If the applicant is a fellow or junior faculty member in a clinical department, a letter from the applicant's home department should be provided stating that the applicant, if accepted, will have protected time to participate in the program. The letter should also state that the MSCI protected time statement has been reviewed and accepted . *If mentor is also the department chair or other faculty ensuring protected time, 2 separate letters should be submitted to be considered a complete application.

  • Curriculum vitae

How Do I Apply?

1.  Contact us

Send an email to, to let us know who you are and that you will be applying.

2.  Arrange for transcripts

Have your transcripts sent to the University admissions office. Do this early because delay in receiving transcripts will hold up the University admissions process. Have official transcripts mailed to:

University of Utah, Admissions Office
201 South 1460 East, Room 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057

3.  Complete the online application

Fill out the University of Utah 'Apply Yourself' online application. On the program information page under "Program of Interest", select Clinical Investigation MS as your intended graduate program and degree.

With the application you will upload (as a .doc or .pdf):

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Your CV
  • Your statement of purpose (see above), and
  • Names of individuals who will provide "letters of reference", which for this program should be the letters committing mentorship and protected time as described above.

You are not required to complete your online application in one sitting. The application allows you to save your application and return later to continue.

4.  Have mentor and protected time letters sent

Request that these letters (see above for description) are sent electronically via ApplyYourself website.