Graduate: PhD Direct Entry

Well-qualified students with excellent research potential holding a 4-year "honors" Bachelor of Science degree will be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. program by the department's Graduate Education Committee. 

Eligible applicants must have achieved a minimum annual Grade Point Average (GPA) of A- based on a full course-load in the final year of study. We expect that the final year will include at least four senior-level Full Course Equivalents (FCE's). Third- and fourth- year courses are considered to be senior-level courses. 

Applicants are normally required to have taken courses in physiology, biochemistry, or allied sciences sufficient to form a foundation for their work in pharmacology. 

Once accepted, students will have their research ability and potential for the program reviewed after completion of one year of study. Upon successful completion of the review, these students will be permitted to continue with the Ph.D. program. 

Please note that direct entry applicants who are not admitted to the Ph.D. program can be considered for admission to the M.Sc. program if they have requested this option in their graduate application (usually in the form of an email request to the Department).

See "Applying to Pharmacology".

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