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PhD Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary program leads to a Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology. The Program from University of Arizona allows students to focus their training in several related disciplines which have in common research faculty studying various aspects of cancer biology.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Graduate College from University of Arizona sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs.

GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines.

The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona’s enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

Established by the Arizona Board of Regents: PhD 1988

The Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program trains predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees for careers in cancer research through an interdisciplinary program that involves faculty from a wide range of disciplines at the University of Arizona.

The Program offers course work and research opportunities leading to a Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology. A major goal of this interdisciplinary program is to provide trainees with an exciting and stimulating academic environment that inspires innovative cancer research, provides a foundation of knowledge in the basic science disciplines related to cancer research, and exposure to the challenges faced by clinicians that treat cancer patients.

Program Structure

  • Core courses complete by end of fourth semester
  • Research laboratory identified by July 1 of first year
  • Comprehensive exam no later than end of fifth semester
  • Final oral defense no later than seven years from start of program

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