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Pharmacology (PhD)

The PhD in Pharmacology is awarded by the Graduate College.  Instruction is offered through the Carver College of Medicine.  All applicants apply to the PhD program, as there is no terminal MS program.  Students may earn their MS along the way, provided they have committee approval and have completed the required number of semester hours of course work. The MS is available with thesis only.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—January 1
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered

Application Procedures 

To apply to this degree program, you will need to send some application materials to the Biosciences Centralized Application System and some to the Office of Admissions.

Materials to send to the Biosciences Centralized Application System:

  • The online Preliminary Application through the Biosciences Centralized Application System
  • Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)

Materials to send to Admissions:

  • A second set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply 

Once your Preliminary Application is approved by the Pharmacology Program, you may Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may Download and Print an Application (PDF) and pay the fee by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa."

Contact Information 

Department of Pharmacology
The University of Iowa
2-471 Bowen Science Building
Iowa City, IA 52242 
pharmacology-admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-7965

Biosciences Centralized Application System
The University of Iowa
353 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242-1181
biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-8306

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525