Pharmacology, PhD—Advanced Entry

Advanced entry into the PhD in Pharmacology requires a master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related area.  Completion of the PhD program requires 12 additional credits, focusing on various advanced research courses and successful defense of the dissertation.  

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


Annual review
Qualifying examination
Dissertation committee
Dissertation proposal
Dissertation defense

Core Requirements

A grade of C– or higher is required in each course.

Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:2
Pharmaceutical Science Seminar
PHSC 6810Pharmaceutical Science Colloquium1

Research and Dissertation

Qualifying Examination
PHSC 8940Doctoral Training and Research1
Proposal Preparation
PHSC 9681Doctoral Proposal2
Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:6

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required