Our graduate program in Medical Pharmacology is multidisciplinary in nature. We offer programs that lead to Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree in Medical Pharmacology. The Master of Science degree also offers a special concentration in Perfusion Science. The Program is housed within the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine, and has 19 primary and 9 affiliate faculty members whose research interests and technical expertise are highly diverse.
Our faculty members are active in independent research as well as scientific collaborations with members in the Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center, Arizona Respiratory Center,and Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Surgery at the College of Medicine,and the Department of Chemistry at the College of Science. Well funded research programs and their strong multidisciplinary nature provide our students with a highly interactive approach to medical research and education in pharmacology.
Our faculty also place high priority on teaching, research training and mentoring of graduate students. The graduate training program provides an atmosphere that fosters close collegial relationships between faculty and students,and the diverse research opportunities enable students to tailor their training to meet their academic interests and career goals. We emphasize individual creativity and state-of-the-art, hands-on research to prepare our students for a career in advanced science,technology, education,or industry. We pride ourselves on an excellent track record in our graduates' placement in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, universities and government agencies.
UA official on-line application submission
Official Transcripts (original mailed to the Department)
Personal Statement (on-line submission)
GRE Scores are required, but no minimum requirement(mail copy to the Department)
TOEFL Scores (International Students Only)
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7
Financial assitance for MS students is dependent on the availability of funds by individual laboratories.
Department code: 0216 / University Code: 4832
Minumum credits: 12
Core coursework: Please refer to our website: http://www.pharmacology.arizona.edu/graduatecourses.cfm
Language requirements: English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6). Individual departments may require a higher score and may have minimum score requirements by test module that must be met to qualify for admission.
Applicants may request, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official TOEFL score report directly to The University of Arizona. Contact TOEFL Services to request the mailing of your score report. The University of Arizona institution code is 4832.