Training in Cancer Epidemiology Curriculum

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

* This course is designed for advanced doctoral students.

Principles and Methods of Epidemiology Core Courses

Statistical Methods Core Courses

Public Health Core Course

PhD Dissertation Guidance

Credit hours total 32 for required core courses for cancer epidemiology track.

Additional Required Courses

Credit hours total 21 for additional required courses for cancer epidemiology track.

Epidemiology Electives Courses
Choose one of the following courses:

Credit hours total 3 for required epidemiology elective course for cancer epidemiology track.

Graduate Seminar

  • EEH 591 Graduate Seminar (0 credits)
    All PhD students are required to present at a Graduate Seminar before scheduling their dissertation defense.

Additional Seminars

  • Cancer Prevention Grand Rounds
  • EEH Work in Progress (WIP) Group
    Research discussions, this is not a formal course.

Ethics Course/Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
All doctoral students must obtain formal training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). All PhD students are required to take and pass the following online course:

Students also take one of the following courses in addition to CITI:

Recommended Options to Fulfill the Balance of Remaining Credit Hours

The remaining courses will be tailored to your interests and needs, and planned in consultation with your faculty advisor.

These may include:

* This course is designed for advanced doctoral students.

Balance of 16 credit hours needed for a minimum of 72 total credit hours for the PhD degree for the cancer epidemiology track.

Courses taken outside of the following departments must first be approved by the MS/PhD graduate director: Epidemiology and Environmental Health; Biostatistics; Community Health and Health Behavior; RPCI’s Natural Sciences or RPCI’s Cancer Prevention and Control.