Master of Translational Medicine

A Big Idea is Just the Beginning

A Program to Navigate the Journey From Ideation to Implementation

The Master of Translational Medicine Degree is a Professional Masters and a place where students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to bring medical innovation from the engineer’s bench to the patient’s bedside.

Backed by two world-class institutions – the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF – the program empowers students to explore and make new discoveries in the field.

Graduates are using their hands-on and real world experience from the program to change the way products are brought to life today.

NEW: MTM is launching a therapeutics track for Fall 2024. This new track will explore the pathways of biopharma innovations from the scientists lab to the patients treatment.

Experience the MTM Difference

The MTM is an intensive, one-year program designed to transform students into professionals capable of bringing clinical innovations to life.


Students who enroll in the MTM get a broad academic background that spans everything from regulation to clinical needs. This breadth of knowledge opens the door for engineers, scientists, and clinicians to collaborate.

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The centerpiece of the MTM is a year-long capstone project experience. Students join real-world teams to take medical innovations from an idea to the clinic.

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Our Community

The MTM program is a place where a diverse cohort comes together with world-class faculty and share a single vision: to improve clinical care. Our amazing students, staff, and alumni make the MTM one-of-a-kind.

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Real Results

Some of the results we’re most proud of include:


The number of companies our alumni have founded.


The amount of funding our alumni have raised for their ventures.


The job and continuing education placement rate for the Class of 2021, within 6 months of graduating.


Let our graduates tell you what their time in the program has meant to their professional paths.

Megan Sullivan

Class of 2017

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“Before the MTM program, I was working as a nurse at the bedside and realized I wanted to be a part of upstream innovation. I wanted to work on products that not only affected the patients I was caring for that day, but were a part of thousands of peoples’ lives. The MTM for me was a perfect combination of engineering, business, and clinical needs that get those products to patients.”

Christine Rachel Joseph

Class of 2017

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“With the MTM, you get this idea that there’s different ways you can be an engineer, or think like a scientist, or take this into your own medical practice, or use this in scaling your business and your dreams. The kinds of things I felt ready and qualified to do, and the kind of jobs I looked for after the MTM, were much bigger in scope than the work I was looking for before.”

Diego Vieira

Class of 2015

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“The MTM program was a unique opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the clinical, intellectual property, and business-concept aspects of the healthcare industry, and to be in touch with leading researchers and practitioners in this field. This knowledge has been key to guiding our product strategy and confidently approaching the regulatory and reimbursement challenges involved in our expansion into the U.S. market.”

How to Apply


Review our current requirements

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Learn More about the MTM Program

Attend an Informational Session


Complete the Graduate Application for Admission and Fellowships

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