Master in Clinical Investigation
Fellows pursuing clinical cancer prevention research or participating in the NCI-FDA joint training in cancer prevention may elect to obtain a master's degree in clinical investigation (M.S.) or public health (M.P.H.).
Once accepted into the CPFP, each fellow is responsible for arranging admission to an accredited university offering a master's program that can be completed in 12 months or less. The NCI will pay the tuition, fees, book allowance, and fellow's stipend during this year. It is expected that all master's degree requirements will be completed by the start of the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention.
Fellows pursuing a master's degree are required to remain in the CPFP for a period twice the length of time of the master's training or to reimburse the government the cost of the training and expenses. For example, attending a 12-month M.S. program requires a 24-month payback.
Located to the right are some of the accredited institutions currently offering a one-year master's program in clinical investigation (as of February 2009), the degree offered, and the application due date. Individuals wishing to attend an institution not listed below should contact the CPFP staff prior to application to the master's degree program. It is the responsibility of each fellow to ensure that the master's degree training can be completed within the one-year time frame.
Boston University School of Medicine
Columbia University School of Public Health
Duke University Medical Center
Harvard School of Public Health
NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center/
Stanford University Clinical Research Training Program
The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
University of Virginia