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Pharmacology, Ph.D.

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University rank #421 (QS) , IA,
The department was a pioneer in offering pharmacology to undergraduate students with little or no science background. Currently, undergraduates can enroll in PCOL:2120 Drugs: Their Nature, Action, and Use. This course emphasizes the mechanisms of drug action and give students a background for rational decisions concerning use of drugs.

About

The Department of Pharmacology provides professional training for health science students and participates with other departments in educational and research activities such as the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Physician Scientist Training Pathway, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the Neuroscience Program, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, and the UI Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

Department of Pharmacology graduate study includes both didactic and research experience. Students interested in doctoral studies in pharmacology should apply under the new umbrella program in Biomedical Science (pharmacology subprogram). Qualified students may pursue the joint M.D./Ph.D. in the University's Medical Scientist Training Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drugs: Their Nature, Action, and Use
  • Drug Mechanisms and Actions
  • Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
  • Neurotransmitters

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply Online: To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application for graduate funding
  • A master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • English Proficiency Requirements: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for admission to the university

Tuition Fee

  • Students admitted to the PhD program receive a stipend and a health insurance allowance in addition to full payment of their tuition and mandatory fees.

Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
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