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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
M.A. in Clinical Investigation (April 15)

Columbia University School of Public Health
M.S. in Biostatistics:
Clinical Research Methods Track (January 5)

Duke University Medical Center
M.H.S. in Clinical Research (December 15)

Harvard School of Public Health
M.P.H. in Clinical Effectiveness (February 1)

NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center/
Duke University Medical Center
M.H.S in Clinical Research (March 1)

Stanford University Clinical Research Training Program
M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology (January 13)

The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health
M.H.S. in Clinical Investigation (March 1)

University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.P.H. in Clinical Studies (January 30)

University of Minnesota School of Public Health
M.S. in Clinical Research (December 15)

University of Virginia
M.S. in Health Evaluation Sciences:
Clinical Investigation Track (March 1)

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