Research course

Cancer Biology Ph.D. program

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry requirements

Completion of a Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or an equivalent degree from another institution. Completion of two years of undergraduate biology, one year each of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and at least one semester of calculus. Overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Months of entry

January, December, November, March, February

Course content

Cancer has recently surpassed heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S. population. The evolving technologies in molecular biology, imaging, and rational drug design and screening have lead to rapid expansion of new strategies for prevention, detection and treatment of human malignancies.

The goal of the Cancer Biology Track is to educate the next generation of cancer researchers to meet the growing demands for scientists trained in multiple facets of cancer biology. Faculty in this track possess a broad range of expertise in cancer research including genomics/proteomics, cell signaling and receptor biology, tumor immunology, DNA repair, structural biology, viral oncogenesis, drug discovery, chemoprevention, experimental therapeutics, and clinical trials.

The curriculum stresses both basic and translational research to provide the broad background in oncology needed to foster the research accomplishments of tomorrow.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Students receive a stipend of $26,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program. Typically tuition is covered by the program in the first year and by faculty mentor or other grant sources thereafter.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony