Cancer Biology (GDBBS)


Cancer Biology admitted its first cohort in 2011.

MD/PhD students are excluded from the Admissions entries, included in the enrollment entries (when they are enrolled in the LGS, as opposed to in the SOM), included in the number of degrees awarded (PhD only), and excluded from the time to degree and completion percentage entries.

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications156122143
Admissions offers (Selectivity)20 (13%)25 (20%)18 (13%)
New doctoral students (Yield)12 (60%)8 (32%)8 (43%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment454339
Female58%60%63%
Male42%40%37%
International24%23%24%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident76%77%76%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American6%6%13%
Asian12%3%8%
Hispanic of any race12%12%12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White56%64%54%
Two or more races6%6%4%
Not indicated9%9%8%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded954
Median years to PhD5.75.75.3
Average adjusted years to PhD5.75.75.6
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
80%