12 months
56056 USD/year
56056 USD/year
35922 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The overall goal of the Medical Pharmacology program from University of Arizona is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge base and training in scientific investigation. 

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Key Features

Pharmacology is the science concerned with all aspects of the action of drugs and other chemicals on living systems. Its primary aim is the discovery of chemical mechanisms, by which cellular and molecular functions are regulated for the purpose of understanding how existing drugs act and to develop new drugs for treatment and diagnosis of diseases. The broad scope of interests of pharmacology ranges from the study of intermolecular reactions of chemical constituents of cells with drugs to effects of chemicals in our environment on entire populations.

In addition to courses in pharmacology, the student of the Medical Pharmacology program from University of Arizona may add courses in a variety of disciplines such as cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, physiology, immunology, medicinal chemistry, law and business.

Each student will have the opportunity in their first year to obtain first-hand research experience in at least three laboratories of their choosing. This exposure will form the basis upon which the student will choose a mentor and an area of research for the their thesis research project.

Professional pharmacologists tend toward careers in basic reearch and teaching in academia, research in pharmaceutical or biotech companies, research institues or government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Pharmacology: General Principles
  • Endocrine & Immune System Drugs
  • Cardio, Pulmonary, GI & CNS Drugs
  • Med Pharm 
  • Directed Research
  • Critical Literature Review
  • Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entering students will perform three laboratory rotations with faculty in any of the participating graduate programs. This provides maximum flexibility for students to explore various fields of study. At the end of the third rotation, students join a lab (accepting students) and matriculate into that lab.  Students with identified goals can focus immediately on a particular research area.
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Individual departments may require higher scores than the Graduate College and all tests must be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.  The University of Arizona's institution code for sending official electronic score reports from ETS is 4832. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56056 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56056 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    56056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56056 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    35922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35922 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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