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Overview: Graduate Program in Pharmacological Sciences

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, in conjunction with the stand-alone Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the PhD degree in Pharmacological Sciences encompassing the following areas of study:

  • Molecular and cellular pharmacology
  • Neurosciences
  • Gene regulation
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Epigenetic modifications
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cardiovascular pharmacology


Pharmacology also participates in two special interdisciplinary gateway programs:

Upon successful completion of the first-year curriculum in these programs, students choose a faculty adviser who is affiliated with one of the participating departments and transitions into that department to complete the remaining degree requirements. Students will receive a PhD degree from the department of their chosen adviser.

Academic Program

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For Current Graduate Students

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