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Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

PhD Program in Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Academic Year.

The site will close on January 1.

Online Application Process

To apply to our program, you must submit the following:

  • Complete an online application via the University of Cincinnati Graduate School.  Choose the PhD degree program in Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology. There is a $65 application fee ($70 for international applicants). You do not have to finish the application in one session; you can save and return later to complete and submit.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (one page) describing how a graduate degree in pharmacology from the University of Cincinnati fits into your career development plan
  • Official scores for the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) using Institutional Code 1833. A department code is not required. There is no minimum required score on the GRE for the Graduate Program. There are several waivers for qualified applicants who have:  1) completed a graduate degree in a relevant field; 2) completed at least 6 graduate credits at UC in a relevant field with a GPA of 3.2 or better; or 3) have a professional certification or licensure (via exam) in a relevant field.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for international applicants only. University Code 1833. The program requires a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or better.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from each college or university attended should be uploaded with the online application. Official transcripts (showing degree award and date) will be required prior to matriculation if an admission offer is made.
  • If your degree was granted in China, please check here for additional information.
  • Three letters of recommendation from those who know your academic accomplishments, your potential for graduate school, and personal character. Letters of recommendation will be requested via the online application process. A dossier service may also be used.
  • Ideally, admitted students should plan to begin the program on July 1 and therefore apply for summer admission. However, we understand that this may not be possible for some students.  Those who cannot begin the program until August should apply for fall admission.  All documents should be received no later than January 1 for full consideration for admission to the graduate program.

These materials and documents will be considered in decisions regarding: (1) admission, (2) tuition scholarship, (3) graduate assistantship (stipend) and (4) other forms of university, department and graduate program financial support.  Early submission is encouraged since there are a limited number of tuition and stipend awards.

We welcome personal visits throughout the year, which can be arranged by contacting our Program Manager.

Interview Process

When possible, competitive applicants are invited to spend the day with students and faculty. The interview provides an opportunity for the applicant to meet the faculty and graduate students, see the program’s research facilities and learn more about the training offered by the program. Interviews conducted at this time will contribute significantly to the committee’s admission decision. 

International students may be interviewed by telephone or Skype. 

Notification of Acceptance

Offers to outstanding applicants may be made early; we encourage you to complete your application well in advance of the January 1 deadline.  Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.  You may check your application status here.