Graduate Program

NEW FOR THE 2017 - 2018 APPLICATION CYCLE:
 
The 2017-2018 PhD Graduate Handbook is now available
here. The MS Graduate Handbook is available here.
 
The Department of Pharmacology no longer requires GRE scores for admission into either the PhD and MS programs. Applicants are welcome to report their scores on their applications, but are not obligated to do so.

For those affected by the recent hurricanes and other natural disasters in and around the United States, applicants may petition the Director of Graduate Studies for a deadline extension request. All such requests should be e-mailed to Dr. Colin Campbell (campb034@umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota offers one of the top-rated Pharmacology programs in the country.

One of the best funded departments in the Medical School, the Department of Pharmacology has approximately 40 faculty members and 50 graduate students who work in a broad range of scientific disciplines from cancer research and infectious disease to neurobiology, and who employ diverse experimental approaches ranging from structural and biophysical methods to animal and human studies. 

This is an exciting time for our department and our graduate program. Under new leadership the Department of Pharmacology has aggressively recruited new faculty and is expanding the PhD program. The breadth of research pursued by our faculty allows us to provide the most multidisciplinary pharmacology training possible for the next generation of scientists, which will be critical to the success of our graduates in the increasingly competitive scientific job market.

We are an inclusive community

The Department of Pharmacology welcomes people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and ethnic groups. We support and welcome diversity, and know that diversity makes us stronger. We can only accomplish our goals by valuing a wide variety of perspectives and ideas

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Contact us

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Colin Campbell
campb034@umn.edu
612-625-8986

Graduate Program Assistant
Jim Shoemaker
phclgrad@umn.edu
612-626-1248 

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