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Pharmacology Ph.D.

Pharmacology
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Contact Information
Department of Pharmacology, 6-120 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis MN 55455 (612-625-9997; fax: 612-625-8408)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 48
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
A four-year B.A. or B.S. 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, GRE score, previous research experience, and letters of recommendation.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit scores from the General Test of the GRE; 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. Applicants must submit scores from the General Test of the GRE, with scores above the 80th percentile in all categories preferred.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.5
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
24 credits are required in the major.
0 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
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. For more detailed information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Pharmacology.
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Joint Degree Program in Law, Health and the Life Sciences. Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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