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 Program Data

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 122 155 137
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 25 (20%) 15 (10%) 17 (13%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 8 (32%) 7 (47%) 6 (38%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 43 39 35
Female 60% 62% 69%
Male 40% 38% 31%
International 23% 18% 15%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 77% 82% 85%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 6% 16% 17%
Asian 3% 3% 7%
Hispanic of any race 12% 13% 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 64% 56% 52%
Two or more races 6% 6% 3%
Not indicated 9% 6% 8%

PhD Degrees

2017-18

2016-17

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 5 4 2
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.3 5.3
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.7 5.4 5.5
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2018

Understand the Data

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Explanatory Notes