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About the Program

Georgetown University’s MS in Pharmacology program is a one-year, non-thesis degree program for students interested in continuing on to further education (PhD, medical, and other health sciences) or in taking positions as researchers, scientists and science professionals in the public and private spheres, such as at the NIH, FDA, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, and university laboratories. The program’s curriculum consists of two components: a rigorous set of core courses focused on pharmacology, biochemistry, and physiology, and elective credits for each student to tailor the program to their interests.

Our department offers a comprehensive and rigorous PhD program. Pharmacology, the study of the effects of drugs and chemicals on living organisms, is inherently interdisciplinary and builds on the strengths of physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology. Our faculty and students, using drugs and chemicals as tools, probe the molecular machinery of living systems in order to understand how cellular and organ systems function and how they are regulated.

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Degrees Offered

  • M.S. (Pharmacology)
  • Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Physiology)
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the department’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Supplemental Essays (2 for PhD program, not required for M.S.)
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • M.S. program (2) (a preference for letters from science professors or those who have supervised your work in a lab/clinical setting)
    • PhD program (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • WES Evaluation (if applicable)
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview by invitation (PhD only)
  • InitialView (strongly recommended for international applicants to the M.S. program)
  • GRE/MCAT Score (recommended for M.S., not required for PhD)
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Summer: December 1
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