What will I learn?

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is the world's first cancer research center, founded in 1898, and a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The internationally-recognized scientists and world-class facilities at RPCI provide an outstanding training environment for graduate students. Because RPCI is a cancer research hospital, students have a wide spectrum of choices for their research focus, from the investigation of cancer mechanisms to translational/clinical research with direct relevance to disease treatment. RPCI has particular strengths in the areas of tumor immunology, cancer genetics and genomics, biophysical oncology, cancer prevention/epidemiology and cancer therapeutics development.

Doctoral training at RPCI is an academic collaboration with the University at Buffalo (UB). RPCI offers a Cancer Sciences Ph.D. program with an enrollment of approximately 100 students. More than 100 scientists are available to serve as faculty mentors for doctoral students. The average time-to-degree for students graduating since 2005 is 5.8 years, and we are implementing changes in the curriculum and the tracking of student progress that we expect will decrease this even further.

Program of Study

Students select a research specialization area at the end of their first semester of enrollment. This is followed by the completion of three research rotations to facilitate the matching of students to faculty mentors.

In the first year, all students complete a two-semester core course, Integrated Cancer Sciences, a statistics course and a seminar on Responsible Conduct of Research. Second-year students enroll in a grantsmanship training course. Track-specific courses also are included in the curriculum.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 - 5 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,650.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all; A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

For international students

To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all.

A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions.

Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.).

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.