Highly motivated Georgetown B.S. in Human Science students can complete the requirements for the M.S. in Tumor Biology in one semester after completing the bachelor’s program.
Students in the Master of Science in Tumor Biology program will learn basic concepts in cancer biology. Topics include biochemistry, pharmacology, prevention and methodology specific to cancer research. Students will be trained in basic laboratory techniques and will complete a research project. Graduates from our program will have a comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanisms of cancer progression and the existing clinical challenges in treating this disease.
Students are required to complete a Laboratory Research Project (TBIO 7050 and 7060). Students are matched with a cancer researcher at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center based on mutual preferences. In the laboratory, students receive hands-on training for planning and conducting experiments to answer key questions in cancer biology. Common techniques learned include methods in cell culture, molecular biology (analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins or metabolites) or in vivo models of cancer.
HSCI students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major are eligible to apply to this program by January 15 of their junior year. Students who wish to apply should inquire with Sumaira Akber, Assistant Dean, School of Health.
For more information about our program and admissions, please contact us.
Undergraduates start taking master’s courses in their senior year, earning the master’s degree in the fall after completing the Bachelor of Science.
Suggested Degree Plan
Senior – Fall
|HSCI 4972 Human Science Seminar/Capstone I||3|
|HSCI 4510 Physiological Adaptations||4|
|TBIO 6510 Biochemistry for Cancer Research||4|
|SYSM 5910 Biomedical Informatics|
TBIO 6525 Cancer Genetics
Senior – Spring
|HSCI 4973 Human Science Seminar/Capstone II||3|
|HSCI 3090 Immunology||3|
|TBIO 6536 Cancer Pharmacology||4|
|TBIO 7060 Cancer Research Techniques||3|
Master’s – Fall
Students pay the per-semester flat rate (new window).
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