Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Graduate Program
The Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Graduate Program offers research-based Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Cancer biology is a general focus in the program, but laboratories span the gamut from basic biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology to translational research, drug development, and clinical trials. Faculty mentors are leading researchers using cutting edge methods. Our research program is heavily integrated with research in the neighboring Indiana University-Bloomington Departments of Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry and with the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute and Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Furthermore, we are a part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and collaborative opportunities exist with research laboratories in Indianapolis, including those of the IU Simon Cancer Center. Graduates of the CMCB program have obtained the training and research experience necessary for successful careers in biomedical research, both in university and biotech settings. Bloomington is an affordable city with urban amenities, including theatre productions, live music, art exhibits and a wide-range of culinary options, while still being located in the hilly, forested landscape of south-central Indiana.
- All applicants for admission are automatically considered for financial support.
- Support is guaranteed for 5 years.
- Because Bloomington is extremely affordable, students can live very comfortably on their stipend.
- NIH Training Grant in Genetics, Cellular & Molecular Sciences
- Individual grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Predoctoral fellowships from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute
- The Duone and Eunice Dahl Wright Graduate Student Fellowship
- Many advanced graduate students are supported as Research Assistants by a grant to the research lab in which they are working. Most laboratories are funded by 1-3 grants from NIH, American Cancer Society and the Department of Defense
- Associate Instructorships (teaching assistantships) are available for eligible students in the CMCB program, and require a maximum of 20 hours teaching-related duties per week
All students admitted to the PhD program receive some form of stipend to cover living expenses during the academic year and during the summer (Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, Training Grant support, Fellowship). In addition, the university provides student health insurance.
Graduate students in CMCB laboratories have been supported by a number of means:
The CMCB graduate program requirements are currently being restructured for the 2016-2017 academic year. Current applicants to the program are encouraged to apply to the program by selecting one of the two disciplines described below.
- The equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher education
- GRE general test (an advanced test is not required)
- For non-native English speakers, TOEFL scores
Application deadline is December 1st
Admission requirements include:
If you wish to apply please complete the on-line application forms available at http://www.gradapp.indiana.edu/. For more detailed instructions, please see information for Domestic Applicants or International Applicants.
Paper copies of the application for international students are available from the International Admissions Office. Please request this via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those interested in the combined MD/Ph.D. program must submit separate applications to the School of Medicine Admissions Office for the MD program and to the Medical Sciences Graduate Program for the graduate degree program.