Cancer Biology

Drexel University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
14893 USD/year
14893 USD/year
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The Cancer Biology program of Drexel University is one of the most unusual programs in the country, as it offers students ability to work alongside 35 top cancer researchers in the Philadelphia area, including scientists from top cancer institutions including Drexel University, The Wistar Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.


Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, claiming nearly 575,000 lives a year. Those deaths are the result of over 200 types of cancer, some of which remain only partially understood. But thanks to research, this gap between what we do and do not understand about cancer is shrinking.

We continue to take significant strides in how we treat cancer, and the College of Medicine is proud to contribute to that advancement by educating future researchers through the Cancer Biology program of Drexel University.

The program provides a master's degree focused on the fundamentals of cancer from an interdisciplinary perspective, including molecular and cell biology of cancer initiation, metastasis, immunology, treatment and prevention while gaining experience in cutting edge technology. Graduates of the program gain comprehensive knowledge of molecular, cell and cancer biology, as well as expertise in the latest techniques used in cancer biology research.

Is Cancer Biology for me?

The Cancer Biology program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in basic and applied cancer research, leading them to investigate the molecules, mechanisms, and pathways involved in the development of this disease.

Students in the program come from many backgrounds including:

  • New college graduates
  • Recent college graduates interested in career changes
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Industrial and biotechnology employees

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Structure and Metabolism
  • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cells to Systems
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Epidemiology of Cancer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended
  • International applicants must demonstrate their comprehension of the English Language by submitting results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation are required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14893 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14893 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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