Education & Training

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

In May 2017, McGill University approved a new M.Sc. in Oncology; Non-Thesis program developed by the Department. Students enrolled in this Integrated Graduate Program in Oncology can choose one of four streams: (i) Population and Global Cancer Control; (ii) Psychosocial and Palliative Care; (iii) Clinical Cancer Research; and (iv) Cancer Care Services and Quality. Three courses will be common to all streams: ONCO 610D1/D2 (Fundamentals of Oncology and Cancer Research), ONCO 620 (Best Practices in Biomedical Research), and ONCO 630J1/J2/J3 (Oncology Practicum). Two other courses, ONCO 615 (Principles and Practice of Clinical Trials) and ONCO 625 (Quality Improvement Principles and Methods), will be required for the third and fourth streams, respectively. Additional stream-specific and complementary courses are offered by other McGill units. All students are required to attend at least 14 MORE series lectures. Pending approval by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignment supérieur (MEES), the anticipated start date of the program is fall of 2018 or 2019. Once this program is running successfully, the Department will develop an integrated Ph.D. program in oncology.   Proposal submittted to MEES: French  English.