Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you are considering submitting an application for acceptance to one of the programs in the within the Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology, you probably have a lot of questions about the Program, Georgetown University, life in the Washington DC area, etc. Listed below are a selection of the most frequently asked questions and answers to those questions, roughly organized by topic. Click on the topic to see the related questions, click on the question to see the answer and links to further information. Once you have browsed our FAQs, if you have any remaining questions, feel free to send an e-mail to the program coordinator, or give us a call.

This FAQ is still under development. Please check back to see what is new, and please feel free to suggest questions that you would like to see addressed here.


How do I apply?

Specific instructions on how to apply to each of the programs of study within the overall Tumor Biology Program can be found listed in the individual sections of this website describing the program: Ph.D. in Tumor Biology, M.S in tumor Biology, M.D./Ph.D. program, Postdoctoral fellowship program.

What is the application deadline?

Application deadlines for each of the programs of study within the overall Tumor Biology Program can be found listed in the individual sections of this website describing the program: Ph.D. in Tumor Biology, M.S in tumor Biology, M.D./Ph.D. program, Postdoctoral fellowship program.

Where is Georgetown University located?

Georgetown University is located in Washington DC on the east coast of the United States in the historic neighborhood known as Georgetown.  You can find out much more about the university and its rich history at the main Georgetown University web site where you can find interactive maps, see photographs of the campus and take a virtual tour. 

Where do students live and how much does it cost?


The Washington DC area has a huge variety of types of accommodation available from relatively inexpensive to utterly unaffordable. Clicking on the small map will take you to an interactive map that shows where some of our current students live, in what sort of accommodation, and how much it is costing them.  The University office of Student Living also has some guidance and resources for students looking for accommodation, and has recently started offering a limited number of studio and one bedroom apartments through an agreement with Virginian Suites.  More information can be found here.

What is there to eat in DC?

In addition to all the usual chain restaurants in the city and a variety of food options on campus, the Washington DC area has a wonderful array of restaurants of all types and prices. A sample of a few options can be see here and here.