|Additional Admission Requirements:||The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics encourages applications for graduate study from highly qualified students with a background in pharmacology or closely related subjects. Students with a science background but are not exposed to pharmacology are required to take, in their first year of graduate study, an undergraduate pharmacology course offered by the department. If students with no background in science want to apply for graduate study in our department, they are required to take the necessary science courses from a reputed university to prepare them for pharmacology. Such students should contact the Department first to seek recommendations on taking suitable science courses. Upon successful completion of the science courses with at least a B+ average, the Department can consider them for admission. However, during the first year of graduate study, such students are required to take an undergraduate pharmacology course offered by the Department.
Students entering the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia with Bachelor’s level training are usually admitted to a Master’s program, except under exceptional circumstances (see the Graduate Studies web site: www.grad.ubc.ca for details). If students hold a recognized Master’s degree, they can be admitted into the Ph.D. stream. However, transfer from a Master’s to the Ph.D. program is possible, as outlined in section 6 below.