Students who join the CMP Graduate Program take a mandatory course entitled Principles of Drug Action and Targeting (3 credits), one of three introductory statistics courses offered on campus (3 credits), as well as four of the six seminar courses offered by the CMP Graduate Program (2 credits each). For a list of course offerings, please click here. Students may take additional relevant courses after consultation with their research advisors. Students participating in the specialized Concentration in Cancer Biology follow a slightly different path, as specified here.
Each student must pass the oral qualifying exam before the end of the second year. Every year thereafter, each student must meet with a research advisory committee to monitor progress toward the PhD degree.
All 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students in the CMP Graduate Program must present their research progress once a year in the Graduate Student Research Seminar (aka Progress Reports, 16:718:685, 0 credit). Students register for this course in the spring but the course meets weekly throughout the academic calendar year.
Numerous additional scientific seminars are presented across the Rutgers and RWJMS campuses.