Our philosophy behind the PhD training program in Cancer Biology is that to train the next generation of cancer researchers requires a strong interdisciplinary graduate curriculum, with a major focus on the biology of cancer, and opportunities to regularly interact with clinicians engaged in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is develop scientists with capacities for critical scientific thinking needed to conduct original research as an independent cancer investigator. The PhD program consists of formal course work which provides a comprehensive education in the basic concepts, along with solid training in the core disciplines that serve contemporary cancer research. Our graduates gain a broad understanding of the fundamental principles that underlie this diverse and dynamic field with in-depth knowledge in their dissertation discipline. An integral part of the training experience involves opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills essential to future success as a cancer researcher. To complete the PhD, students must successfully defend the dissertation research and complete a publishable research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Since 1915, Wayne State University has been accredited by the (HLC) Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
International Student Requirements:
Please visit our website for the international student list of required materials.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 90
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999