University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Cancer Prevention


7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6249

San Antonio, TX 78284

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cancer Prevention

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other health care professionals with a formal introduction to the essential components involved in the advancement of all levels of science for the prevention of cancer. 

This 12 semester-credit-hour (SCH) program, operated in the UT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), offers formal coursework in topics relevant to cancer prevention and translational science including biostatistics, topics in cancer prevention, epidemiology, and clinical trials design and analysis. The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention program will focus on the unique risks for cancer in the South Texas region.

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention program is an alternative for health professionals who do not have the time to complete the requirements of an advanced Master’s or Doctoral degree and to graduate students, fellows, and others who desire additional training in the evolving discipline of cancer prevention to supplement their clinical or basic science training. 



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Evidence of a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants from countries where English is not the native language or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) n addition, all transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated and submitted by either the Education Credential evaluations, Inc. (ECE) or the World Education Services, Inc. (WES). Official GRE and TOEFL or IELTS (academic version) test scores must also be submitted Deadlines. The CCP Program has an open application policy and will accept applications for admission year round in accordance with application deadlines.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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