FAQ

Q: Can I apply to other graduate programs (e.g. Neuroscience, Chemistry, etc) in addition to the Cancer Biology Program?

  • Yes, however, be aware that Cancer Biology Program is a part of the ABBS (Arizona Biological and Biomedical Studies) Program. You may apply up to three PhD program within one application. The 10 affiliated ABBS Programs include:
    • BMCB -- Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
    • CBIO -- Cancer Biology
    • CMM -- Cellular and Molecular Medicine
    • PHSC -- Drug Discovery and Development
    • GENE -- Genetics
    • IMB -- Immunobiology
    • MP -- Medical Pharmacology
    • PCOL -- Pharmacology & Toxicology
    • PLS -- Plant Sciences
    • PS -- Physiological Sciences

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: Tuesday, December 1, 2015. All transcripts and supporting documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered in the review process. Late applications will not be accepted.

Q: Can I apply using a paper application?

A: No, University of Arizona ABBS Program only uses an online application

Q: Am I eligible to apply?

A: To be eligible for admission to graduate programs at the University of Arizona, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at University of Arizona, a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

Q: Can my recommenders mail in their letter of recommendation?

A: All recommendations must be submitted using the online application system. As part of the online application, you are required to register the names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of your recommenders. Recommenders will then receive an e-mail with directions on how to proceed. Letters of recommendations cannot be emailed or faxed.

Q: Is there a minimum GPA or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test requirement?

A: There is no minimum GPA or GRE General Test score to be considered for admission. The application review process takes all aspects of the application -- coursework, test score, Statement of Purpose, letters of recommendations, and prior research experience -- into consideration by the Admissions Committee before making a final decision. Below are the GPA and GRE General Test score ranges from last year's interviewed applicant pool.