Certificate in Cancer
Biology, Epidemiology and Outcomes

This nine-credit program is designed to meet the educational needs of students and health care professionals interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of cancer biology, cancer risks and prevention activities, as well as the management of cancer and its impact on health outcomes. Individuals who may benefit from this program include those new to the oncology field and those who want to complement their existing studies with enhanced knowledge of oncology.

Requirements for Admission

  • Applicants to this graduate certificate must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution, or equivalent.
  • The Certificate accepts current UF graduate students, interns, residents, fellows and other health care professionals.
  • There are no prerequisites.

Requirements for Completion

  • GMS 6065 – Fundamentals of Cancer Biology – 3 credits
  • PHC 7007 – Cancer Epidemiology – 3 credits
  • GMS 6812 – Cancer Health Outcomes Assessment – 3 credits

In a nine-hour graduate certificate program composed of three 3‐hour courses, the student must earn nine of the credits after being admitted to the graduate certificate program. If a student has previously completed one of the three‐hour courses before enrollment in the program, these credits can be applied to the certificate program.

Timeframe for Completion

  • Within 3 years of initial enrollment

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

  • Spring – GMS 6065
  • Fall – GMS 6812
  • Spring – PHC 7007

For currently enrolled UF graduate students, apply here. You will need your GatorLink username and password to apply.

For new students, apply here.

For questions, please contact education@cancer.ufl.edu.