Twin Cities Campus
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Pharmacology, 6-120 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis MN 55455 (612-626-1248; fax: 612-625-8408)
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Pharmacology is the study of the interactions of chemicals with biological systems. Courses and research training in biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, and molecular biology provide a solid foundation for performing original research in pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and cancer chemotherapy.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
A four-year BA or BS degree (or its equivalent) in a basic science program is generally required.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Candidates for admission are evaluated on the basis of undergraduate record, previous research experience, and letters of recommendation.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their scholarship and research potential; a complete set of official transcripts; and a clearly written statement of career interests, goals, and objectives.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:A research project approved by the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.00. Students who fail to maintain this standard must petition the director of graduate studies for permission to remain in the program.