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Graduate Committee 

Dr. Joyce Solheim (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Tadayoshi Bessho, Dr. Jennifer Black, Dr. Pi-Wan Cheng, Dr. Babu Guda, Dr. Keith Johnson, Dr. Xu Luo, Dr. Aaron Mohs, Dr. Youri Pavlov, Dr. Angie Rizzino, and Dr. Pankaj Singh

Scientists with Master of Science degrees can make many important contributions related to cancer, which is a very widespread and often deadly disease.  Students have the option of obtaining a Cancer Research MS degree after writing a research thesis (Thesis Option) or without a research thesis (Non-Thesis Option).  Graduates with the UNMC Cancer Research MS degree have taken positions in personalized medicine counseling, in management of research laboratories, and in directing community-based health projects.  

MS Curriculum

General Requirements

  •  Completion of coursework
  •  Completion of the comprehensive examination
  •  Completion of a research project consistent with a master's level achievement
  •  Completion and successful defense of a master's thesis (Thesis Option only)

Coursework

Students pursuing the MS degree in Cancer Research must complete the following courses:

BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
CRGP 880PRINCIPLES AND METHODOLOGIES IN CANCER RESEARCH2-3
CRGP 940SHORT COURSE CANCER BIOLOGY (each Summer)1
CRGP 970SEMINAR (each Fall and Spring)1-3
CRGP 896RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS1-9
CRGP 899MASTERS THESIS (Thesis Option only)1-12
Electives (2 courses)