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Cancer Biology, PhD - Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition for accepted students in the Cancer Biology program is fully funded by a combination of Graduate Student Instructorships (GSIs) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) that cover the cost of full-time enrollment.  

Students also receive living stipends through a combination of funding from USciences and Wistar Institute while enrolled in good academic standing. Currently, stipends begin at $21,446 for the first year (prorated to cover August-April), $27,500 for the second year, and $28,500 for the third year, and $29,500 in subsequent years.

Also see more information about institutional funding and student loan options that are available for graduate students.

Costs for Cancer Biology, PhD Students
University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium * ^ $2,039
Room and Board * $14,558 (estimated based on Osol Hall double room occupancy for fall and spring)

* Room and board costs are subject to change annually. Amounts shown are 2020-21 costs.

^ Health insurance costs are subject to change annually. Amount shown is 2020-21 cost. Enrollment required of all full-time students without equivalent health insurance coverage.


The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.


Kenneth Myers, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 348


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495





Brian Keith, PhD
Professor and Dean of Biomedical Studies


The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104