Prospective Students

The Cancer Biology Home Program is one of fourteen Biosciences PhD programs at the School of Medicine. We welcome applications from students with a variety of scientific backgrounds and believe that diversity of previous experiences enriches our multidisciplinary environment.

Qualified applicants will have completed a bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related fields; applicants with majors in physics, chemistry or mathematics may be admitted on condition that they complete background training in biology during the first two years of study. Students who wish to pursue a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree will be considered for admission into the Cancer Biology Program after they have been admitted to the M.D. program in the School of Medicine. All applicants are considered equally regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, or gender.

Please visit the Biosciences PhD Admissions page for detailed information on the admissions process and requirements.

Applications are due by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

* Application will open in mid-September  2019

Any questions or concerns about the application process should be addressed to: 

PhD Program

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards full funding to Stanford graduate students from all disciplines, including Cancer Biology, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields.