Program of Study - Cancer Sciences Master of Science

Year 1

Fall:

Integrated Cancer Sciences I/II (4 credit hours each = 8 credit hours)

Introduction to Medical Statistics (STA 527) (4 credit hours)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RPN 541) (1 credit hour)

Spring:

Integrated Cancer Sciences III (4 credit hours)

Tools for Molecular Oncologists (BPR 577) (3 credit hours) – Laboratory Focus only

Cancer Epidemiology (PTR 525) (3 credit hours) – Prevention Focus only

Elective (3 credit hours)

Journal Club/Seminar (1 credit hour)

Research (2 credit hours)

Year 2

Fall:

Research (2 credit hours)

Spring:

Research (2 credit hours)

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

RESEARCH PROJECT:

With the guidance of a major professor/advisor from the Institute staff, each student is required to do an independent research project within the labs and/or clinics of the Institute. Upon completion of the project, the research is written up in thesis format and orally defended.