Applications to the Cancer Biology Graduate Program are accepted for the Fall term only. The application period is August-January.  As admission to the Cancer Biology Graduate Program is highly competitive. Admission is offered on a rolling basis, with completed applications received by December 15 given preferred consideration. The recruiting committee for the Cancer Biology Program will select applications based on the following criteria for deliberation and consideration for admission. Competitive applicants will be invited to interview beginning in mid-January. When completing your application consider the following:

  • Statement of Purpose - Why are you interested in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute? Provide highlights of your past research experience, specific interest in cancer biology at WSU, and post PhD future goals. Please ensure that this is no more than twp pages.

    Include your prior research experience and relevant published abstracts and/or research articles, if applicable.

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Provide a professional document that summarizes your prior academic and research experience.
  • Official Transcripts - Transcripts from all post-secondary education are required. Transcripts in languages other than English must be provided with a corresponding transcript translated into English.
  • Foreign Applicants - Applicants who have not received their bachelor's (or master's) degrees from a country where English is the official language must provide official TOEFL scores (Min. 100 total). WSU institution code is 1898.
  • GRE - Official GRE Scores are no longer required, but if provided will be reviewed along with your application. Institution code is 1898. Subject test is not required.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three (3) signed letters on institutional letterhead are required. If you have research experience, recommendations from previous research mentors, with details about the projects on which you worked, work experience, etc. are highly recommended.

All students must meet all of the above requirements, in addition to the requirements of the university. Please do not directly contact individual faculty members for admission.

All students must follow online application procedures.

Students admitted to the program who accept the offer will be reimbursed the $ 50 application fee upon start of the academic year.

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