Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in Pharmacology and research methodology, to conduct a research project and analyze data, and to write a thesis. Students will also receive essential training in Research Professionalism, Scientific Communication and Statistics. In addition to the knowledge and skills described, doctoral students will learn to critically analyze scientific literature and to develop and conduct an original research project that will lead to scientific publications. Doctoral Programs are normally completed within five years of a BSc degree or three to four years after an MSc.

PhD Program Requirements (Students admitted as of Fall 2020)

1st Year PhD – Registration – Fall 

  • PHAR 609 – Research Professionalism for Pharmacologists (1 credit)
  • PHAR 712 – Statistics for Pharmacologists (3 credits)


1st Year PhD – Registration – Winter 

  • PHAR 602 – Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • PHAR 610 – Scientific Communication for Pharmacologists (2 credits)
  • 700 level requirement: one course mandatory, can be taken later (3 credits)


2nd Year PhD – Registration – Fall 

  • PHAR 701 – Comprehensive Exam (Thesis Proposal)


Total 12 credits


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