University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Cancer Biology

Address:

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6249

San Antonio, TX 78284

United States

Phone:

1-210-567-2670

Fax:

1-210-567-2585

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D. in Cancer Biology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Cancer Biology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program trains the next generation of cancer researchers. We break down traditional barriers by bringing together faculty, curricula and accessibility to infrastructure that optimize training of graduate students as cancer researchers and educators to meet the growing demands for scientists trained in multiple facets of cancer biology. Faculty in Cancer Biology 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. Our curriculum stresses both basic and translational research to provide the broad background in oncology needed for today's — and tomorrow's — research.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

International students are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: Chemistry- 1 year Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and associated laboratory courses Analytical and Physical Chemistry recommended Physics- 1 Year Calculus- 1 Semester Calculus or Statistics Biology - 2 years as required for Biology Majors

In State Tuition (per year): 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.

Out State Tuition (per year): 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.

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999