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Department of

Cancer Biology

How to Apply

The 2017-2018 Academic Year Application Period has closed.

You can apply for the 2018-2019 Academic Year in August 2017.

Application Process

To apply to our program, you must complete the following items:

  • A completed University of Cincinnati application form. Applications for Summer Semester are accepted from July 15 through Jan. 31. There is a $65 application fee. This form is required of all applicants and may be completed by clicking here. Note that you do not have to finish the application in one session; you can save what you have completed at any time and return to it later. There is also an additional $5 fee for international applicants.

  • Three letters of recommendation from those who know your academic accomplishments, your potential and your character are required for your application. Letters of recommendation are requested via the online application process. A dossier service can also be used for your convenience.

  • Have your official academic transcripts sent to Kelli Moquin at the address below.

  • For U.S. students who show financial need, you may apply for an application fee waiver. To do so, please first submit your application for admission to the Graduate School following the normal procedure. You may then submit a written request for a fee waiver to the senior assistant dean of the Graduate School, accompanied by credible verification of your need. More information can be found at

  • Test scores:
    • We require the general GRE but do not require subject tests. Send your scores to us by choosing University of Cincinnati (Institutional Code R1833). Please feel free to "skip" the Departmental Code as it is not required. There is no minimum required score on the GRE for the Graduate Program.
    • If your native language is not English, we require the TOEFL iBT, OR, the TOEFL plus the TSE*. Send your test scores to us by choosing University of Cincinnati (Institutional Code 1833) and Department of Cancer Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy (Departmental Code 74). The program requires a TOEFL iBT score of 100 or better.

*If the new TOEFL iBT is available in your area, it will not be necessary to also take the TSE. If the TOEFL iBT is not yet available to you, it will be necessary for you to take the current TOEFL and TSE.

We base our evaluation on a combination of criteria including your answers to questions posed in the application, letters of reference, graduate record examination scores and grade point average. We encourage you to visit us, if at all possible.

The earlier your application is complete, the sooner we can act on it. We should have all materials, including test scores, by the January 31st deadline. It is advisable, however, to have sent in your completed application by the end of December of the previous year, as we have limited availability and to a rolling admission process throughout the admission period.

We invite competitive applicants to interview.


Graduate Students in Lab.