PhD Program

The pharmacology PhD enables students to specialize in the study of the actions of drugs and their effects in living systems. In addition to the opportunity for developing a sound knowledge base through coursework and seminars, the program is designed to strengthen students’ ability to understand  and evaluate critically current pharmacology literature, informing the students’ independent laboratory research that advances our understanding of drugs, their actions, and their pharmacotherapeutic applications. Recent graduates with a pharmacology PhD have found employment in academic and industrial research positions.

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In addition to developing a sound knowledge base through course work and seminars, the program is designed to strengthen the student’s ability to comprehend and to evaluate critically the current literature, allowing the conduct of significant independent research. Recent graduates with a PhD in pharmacology have found employment in academic or industrial research positions.


  • Where They Work

    • Pfizer
    • Shire
    • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
    • CVS Health
    • Amgen


  • What They Do

    • Research
    • Education
    • Healthcare Services
    • Legal
    • Business Development


  • What They’re Skilled At

    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
    • Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Cell Culture
    • ELISA
    • Biotechnology

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Application fee – US $50
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Please note all international applicants will need to provide a WES evaluation.  Link to WES:


Admissions deadline for Fall term: December 6

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