PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS
Apply to the Ph.D. Program in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
To apply for our Ph.D program, prospective students should follow the directions on the UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB) webpage.
The Molecular Pharmacology: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Biology of Disease is a Home Area within the broader UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB). The Home Areas are composed of interdepartmental group of faculty and students with shared interests in research areas and approaches.
Our Home Area will start accepting applications for Fall 2018 in mid-September. To be considered for admission, please visit our Home Area website and complete the application process.
Alternate Ph.D. Entry Programs
We accept students through the following academic programs at UCLA:
- The MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program)
- The UCLA STAR (Specialty Training and Advanced Research)
- VISTA (Veterinary Investigation in Scientific Training and Advancement)
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, together with the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, offers PhD or postdoctoral training combined with residency training. The program accepts outstanding veterinarians (with a DVM or DVM/PhD degree from an accredited institution) seeking advanced research training. Please contact Dr. Marcelo Couto for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-794-0286.
Pharmacology vs. Pharmacy
IMPORTANT! If your goal is to be able to dispense drugs as a pharmacist, you want a PHARMACY school, not a Pharmacology program. The following schools in California have Pharmacy programs: