Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology
The 2019-2020 Academic Year application window is now
We will accept applications for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning in September.
The Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology is an interdepartmental graduate program with expertise in many
critical areas of modern Cancer and Cell Biology research. The mission of the CCB Graduate Program is to train the next
generation of scientists and educators in basic mechanisms of molecular and cellular function with an emphasis on
understanding mechanisms of cancers. It is our philosophy that PhD training must be intellectually stimulating,
scientifically rigorous, and geared toward developing the lifelong learning and critical thinking skills that will
prepare our graduates to be successful as research scientists, educators, and/or professionals in a variety of other
All PhD students accepted to the program receive full tuition remission, a nationally competitive stipend and a
health insurance plan.
Program faculty are concentrated in the UC Department of Cancer Biology, which administers the Program, and in the
Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology at Children’s Hospital, with additional faculty drawn
from more than 10 other departments/divisions at the University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center.
Faculty selected to join the program are recognized leaders in their fields, and provide excellence, dedication, and
personal involvement in graduate training. As a consequence, our graduate students excel in research and are
highly successful in their scientific careers.
Successful completion of the program typically involves four to six years beyond the bachelor's degree. Over 90
percent of our graduates typically go on to postdoctoral training either in academic or industrial settings. Most
of our graduates eventually assume research or teaching careers in academia, but many take research positions in
biotech, government or pharmaceutical companies, with scientific and technical writing firms, or in the healthcare or
Please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
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