Cancer Research Master's Degree

The Master of Science in Cancer Research program prepares students for careers in cancer research. Graduates of the Cancer Research master's degree program have gone on to careers such as bench scientist with an international pharmaceutical company, research associate at a research technology company, and as manager in research laboratory. Students are admitted to the Cancer Research Master's degree program in the Thesis track, which includes performing a research project and writing a thesis under the supervision of a Cancer Research Program faculty member.  Students in the Cancer Research MS program complete at least 30 credit hours beyond the the bachelor's degree while taking coursework and research credits. Further information on the curriculum can be found on the Graduate Studies website.

Financial Benefits

All Cancer Research MS students receive a stipend of $14,500 (beginning July 1, 2022) and a tuition waiver. Additionally, UNMC students fees and health insurance are paid for the student.

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Application Deadlines


U.S. Applicant
International Applicant
Spring June 1 November 1   *Spring 2023 deadline will be October 1* October 1
Summer September 1 March 1 January 1
Fall October 1 June 1 April 1