Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

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Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Pharmacy
Field of Study:Pharmacology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $76,300

Cost per year varies; please see our tuition and fees page for more.



As a pharmacologist, you have the unique opportunity to contribute to the knowledge, wellbeing and survival of mankind. This program builds on your previous education in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or related field, to prepare you to perform research in exploring how drugs interact with biological systems.

During this doctoral program, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts to learn how to fully research the pharmacological actions of synthetic and naturally occurring drugs, leading to improved drug design. Theoretical and experiential situations help you develop an innovative and creative approach to problem solving, so you’ll be ready to advance your career with your terminal degree.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For admission to the PhD program, an applicant must have:

    • Masters degree in Physiology, Chemistry, Biology or related field
    • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Scores in the 70th percentile or above in each section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination/General Test)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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