Bridging the gap between pharmaceutical sciences &
The integrated pharmaceutical medicine degree program at NEOMED is designed to educate and develop first-rate scholars and independent investigators within an integrated curriculum. Graduates of this program will have a unique perspective on the linkage of pharmaceutical sciences to medical disciplines especially with regard to disease mechanisms and targets for therapeutic interventions.
Who Should Apply?
This program provides graduate students who are interested in entering a career in the pharmaceutical industry and academia with an excellent integrated pharmaceutical medical graduate education at the M.S. and Ph.D. degree levels, while benefiting from NEOMED’s excellent research environment and infrastructure.
Dual degree offerings are also available to NEOMED students pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, resulting in a M.D./Ph.D. or Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree.
Application Eligibility Guidelines
NEOMED recommends that each Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine applicant for either the M.S. degree or Ph.D. degree track:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the majors of chemistry, biochemistry or any of the biological sciences, or a combination of majors such as for a pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine baccalaureate
- Have at least a 3.0 in previous undergraduate coursework (Students with a 3.4 GPA or above will be given preferential consideration for admission)
- Students are recommended, though not required, to have taken a full series of biology, chemistry and physics with lab; college writing, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, statistics, calculus, analytical chemistry, pharmacology, microbiology or biotechnology
- Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process) or have a J-1 Visa (link for J-1 Visa eligibility requirements)
Students wanting to pursue a dual degree take the Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course in lieu of the curriculum required for direct entry. The Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course transitions the professional student from a primarily didactic learning environment to one that is problem solving with instruction by members of the graduate faculty. There are two, two-hour sessions per week for the 16 week semester. The course emphasizes topics such as drug discovery and development, and drug delivery and drug efficacy, followed by two weeks of integration and assessment.
Required Application Materials
Each Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine application should include:
- Completed online application
- $75 application fee
- Updated CV
- Personal statement describing how this program would further one’s goals
- Three letters of recommendation
- Acceptable GRE scores
Letters of recommendation and letter of good academic standing cannot be submitted through the online application process and must be submitted directly to the Office of Enrollment Services.