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Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #231 (QS) , IL,
The major objective of the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the molecular understanding of signal transduction and signal transmission events that regulate and interfere with specific cell functions.

About

Broadly defined, pharmacology is a discipline that deals with mechanisms of action of naturally occurring mediators and drugs at the level of the whole organism and the cell. Often confused with pharmacology, pharmacy is a separate discipline in the health sciences. Pharmacy uses the knowledge derived from pharmacology to achieve optimal theraputic outcomes through the appropriate preparation and dispensing of medicines.

Progress in life sciences during the past decade has brought new opportunities and challenges to pharmacology. For example, the completion of the human genome sequence has greatly accelerated research in pharmacogenetics, allowing better understanding of human genetic factors involved in the variability of responses to drugs. 

The scope of the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology program at the University of Illinois at Chicago opens a wide range of employment opportunities in academic, industrial and government organizations. It is an exciting, challenging time to become a pharmacologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Research Methods 
  • GEMS Research Rotation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field No restrictions. Prior academic work should include chemistry, biology, physics, and math. Biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and physiology are also helpful.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • Letters of Recommendation - Required.
  • Personal Statement Required. One page summarizing past academic and research experience (if any) and motivation for pursuing a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5830 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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