Loyola University Chicago

Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Oncology


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Oncology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Expand your scientific career options by completing a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago within the Cellular and Molecular Oncology Master of Science program (CMO MS). Your career path will be enhanced by a research-focused program that equips master’s level scientists to meet the changing landscape of cancer research. You will be trained in laboratory methods of cancer biology, while participating in academically engaging coursework. The curriculum is designed to prepare you to meet challenges in the field of cancer research. Top researchers from Loyola’s Oncology Research Institute will mentor you toward success in your research. A CMO MS degree will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or biomedical industries. Upon completion of the program you will have strong academic and research skills, which can make you a top candidate for further study in a PhD program or medical school.

The degree offers full-time enrollment every fall.
Average time to completion is 2-years.

In your first semester of the CMO MS program, you will be taking courses in basic biomedical sciences and rotating through multiple cancer research laboratories. The lab rotations are designed to provide you with insight on the research being conducted in the Oncology Research Institute's laboratories which focus on:

  • Signal transduction and experimental therapeutics
  • Tumor immunology and immunotherapy
  • Gene regulation and epigenetics
  • Stem cell biology


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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