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Program Overview

The graduate program in cancer research is jointly offered by the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Psychology and Biomedical & Molecular Sciences. The strengths in graduate education in Cancer Research at Queen’s span many research areas including structural and tumour biology and genetics, through epidemiology, to outcomes research, cell signaling and health policy development.


Our students have the opportunity for centralized access to a broad range of cancer research opportunities available to them within the Faculty of Health Sciences, and at Queen’s University as a whole. The collaborative program provides an intellectual focus on cancer and connects researchers and graduate students with different perspectives on this area. The program encourages interactions of researchers and students with common interests in cancer, regardless of departmental home, and at the same time facilitates productive interaction between individuals involved in different research areas, all focused on different aspects of cancer research.

Method of Completion

Graduate students in the collaborative program will be required to satisfy the academic requirements of the program-of-registration, as well as complete the following:

  • A thesis project in an area of Cancer Research.
  • One or more designated Cancer Research courses.
  • Participate in the Cancer Research Seminar Series.

Research areas include:

  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Cancer Genetics, Gene Regulation and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Drug Development & Experimental Therapeutics
  • Cellular Regulation and Signal Transduction in Cancer Cells
  • Cancer Care & Service Delivery
  • Outcomes Research and Health Policy Development
  • Drug Metabolism and Disposition
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Career paths - employment opportunities

Graduates of the collaborative program in Cancer Research can expect to find a wealth of employment opportunities in the area of cancer research or related fields including basic or applied research or other employment in academic centers, industry or health research institutions, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, private industry and many other career paths.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Health Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (36 meses)

CAD$12.927,45 (R$ 52.873) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Faculty of Health Sciences

Decanal Office,

18 Barrie Street,


Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Master’s degree with a minimum B+ standing, demonstrated research potential and clear interests. Applicants must have TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): The minimum overall score is 88, made up of the minimum scores in each component test as follows: Writing test: 24/30; Speaking test: 22/30; Reading test: 22/30; Listening test: 20/30; MELAB: 80 (minimum overall score); IELTS: 7 (minimum score, academic module); PTE Academic: 65 (minimum overall score).

Para estudantes internacionais

Students must have a completion of master’s degree.

English language requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Computer-Based Test: A minimum score of 250 and a minimum Essay Rating score of 5.0

Paper-Based Test: A minimum score of 600 and a Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0
Internet-based test: A minimum score of 100 and a minimum score of 4 for writing

IELTS - English for International Opportunity - A minimum score of 7

MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery - A minimum score of 90

PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic - A minimum score of 70