Typically, entering students will take interdisciplinary courses in molecular, cell and systems biology along with Introductory Pharmacology, Journal Club and three laboratory rotations in the first year. In the second year, students will take advanced courses, choose the research advisor and take the qualifying examination. Students start their dissertation research in the third year along with finishing coursework. Most Pharmacology graduate students are able to complete their program within four to five years. All students accepted in the program receive stipend support.
Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
540 E. Canfield Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Office of Graduate Admissions
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward, Suite 6000, Detroit, MI 48202
Applications to the Department of Pharmacology’s Ph.D. program should be submitted online by completing the WSU Graduate Application form. Information and instructions for completing the admissions process are available at the Graduate Admissions Office. It is not necessary to submit the $50 fee at the time of application. The Department will pay fees for applicants who are admitted. The online application includes the ability to upload transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores.
A Personal Statement is required. This is a very important part of the application. It should include any research experience the applicant has, their current research interests, their plans after graduate school and the reasons that they chose the Department of Pharmacology at Wayne State. The statement can be included with the electronic application.
Three letters of recommendation from persons able to judge the applicant’s potential in graduate school shall be submitted as part of the electronic application.
Applicants should submit official copies of GRE scores (ETS institutional code:1898; departmental code:0216). This examination should have been taken within the last three years.
In the case of international applicants, official copies of scores from the TOEFL should be submitted (institutional code:1898). Minimal TOEFL scores are 600, 250 and 100 for the paper-, computer- and internet-based tests, respectively.
Official copies of all academic transcripts should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
To expedite the review of the application, copies of the personal statement, recommendation letters, unofficial copies of test scores and transcripts also may be sent to the Admissions Chairman by post or by email; however, official documents submitted within the electronic application are necessary for admission to be approved.
Check list for application materials to be submitted:
In addition, a copy of GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the Department by post.
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