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Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Master’s Program in Pharmacology

How to Apply

Online Application Process

To apply to our program, please submit the following:

  • Online application to the University of Cincinnati Graduate School. Please be certain to select Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology - Safety Pharmacology, Master of Science Degree. There is a $65 application fee ($70 for international applicants).  The application process includes an optional video.  If you choose to not submit a video, it will not impact your application.  You also do not have to finish the application in one session; you can save and return later to complete and submit.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement (1-page) describing how a MS degree in Pharmacology from UC aligns with your career goals
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from each college or university attended (official transcripts may be requested at a later date).  If you have any questions or if your degree was granted in China, please check here for additional information.

  • Official sores for the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) using Institution Code 1833. A department code is not required. There is no minimum required score on the GRE for the Graduate Program. In lieu of a GRE score, a valid Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score may be submitted.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants only. The program requires a TOEFL iBT score of 100 or greater; the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is not required.
  • The application must include at least two reference letters from the applicant’s current or former professors or employers. A dossier service may be used.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition, fees, and living expenses must be borne by the student and/or his or her sponsor. US citizens or permanent students who need financial aid may seek student loans. A special tuition rate of $12,312 (resident) and $12,822 (non-resident) per semester was approved for this special fees program for the 2017-18 academic year. Additional fees will be assessed by the University and are subject to change each academic year.

Health Insurance:
Full-time students taking six or more credit hours are eligible for health insurance coverage and will be automatically charged unless they have previously waived coverage during the current academic year.