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Cancer Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 54 months
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary program leads to a Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology. The Program allows students to focus their training in several related disciplines which have in common research faculty studying various aspects of cancer biology.


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

The curriculum introduces students to knowledge derived from research in the production, properties, and therapy of cancer and assures that students have the necessary background to become independent investigators.

Program activities encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills and their ability to communicate science findings orally and in publications.  Cancer Biology GIDP students are admitted through and supported by the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • GRE (Subject optional)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Minimum TOEFL: 550
  • Minimum IELTS: 7

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1729 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1729 USD per module and a duration of 54 months.
    • National

      812 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 812 USD per module and a duration of 54 months.
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    Living costs for Tucson

    • 830 - 1140 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    After acceptance into the Cancer Biology GIDP, students are supported by funds derived from the Cancer Biology training grant, research grants and private donations to the Program.

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