Ph.D. On Campus

Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology

University of Miami

60 months
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
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The Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Program at the University of Miami is a university-wide interdisciplinary training program that draws upon clinical and basic sciences from multiple departments and medical school divisions of the University of Miami.


Key facts:

  • The scientific focus is broadly cancer research with an emphasis on fundamental cellular processes, their deregulation in cancer, the identification of novel diagnostics and therapeutic targets. In addition to training in technical aspects, the curriculum places a strong emphasis on scientific reasoning as the most important and portable aspect of Ph.D. training.
  • The cross-disciplinary training includes novel concepts and state-of-the-art techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, proteomics, structural biology, cell biology, pharmacology, and molecular medicine. This training is integrated into the extensive clinical and translational research programs of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC).
  • Research in cancer biology stands out by the scale and rate at which basic science translates into tangible changes in the treatment of patients. At the same time, information flows back rapidly from the clinic to direct the next frontier in basic science and innovation.

Programme Structure

Key Areas of Research:

  • Cancer Metabolism
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention
  • Epigenetics of Cancer
  • Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
  • Tumor Immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to biomedical programs should have a bachelor degree in a biological or related discipline (e.g., psychology, chemistry, engineering, physics)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Competitive GRE exam scores
  • Research experience in a laboratory setting
  • Publications of abstract and / or papers
  • Co-authorship in a peer-reviewed journal is recommended
  • Strong letters of recommendation from research scientists who know the candidate well
  • Motivation to pursue state-of-the-art biomedical research
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Exam (non-native speakers)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume / CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
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