Cancer Research

Program Overview

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Scientists with Master of Science degrees can make many important contributions related to cancer, which is a very widespread and often deadly disease.  Students have the option of obtaining a Cancer Research MS degree after writing a research thesis (Thesis Option) or without a research thesis (Non-Thesis Option). Graduates with the UNMC Cancer Research MS degree have taken positions in personalized medicine counseling, in management of research laboratories, and in directing community-based health projects.  

Program Website

Learn More — Visit the Cancer Research Graduate Program website for more information.


Course Requirements — View the Cancer Research Graduate Program curriculum requirements.

Deadlines for Applying to the Program

U.S. Applicant
International Applicant
Spring June 1 Nov. 1 Oct. 1
Summer Sept. 1 March 1 Feb. 1
Fall Oct. 1 July 1 April 1