Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine Graduate Program

Developing first-rate scholars & investigators

The Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine (IPM) Graduate Program is designed to educate and develop students into leading independent scientists and scholars who can effectively pursue career opportunities in academia, industries, healthcare, and government agencies. The program offers highly innovative training opportunities with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in multiple areas of translational medical sciences. Students are trained through an integrated curriculum with a unique perspective on disease mechanisms and targets for therapeutic interventions in the following focus areas: Neurodegenerative Diseases; Heart and Blood Vessel Disease; Auditory Neuroscience; Musculoskeletal; Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

To successfully navigate through the ever-evolving landscape of career opportunities, the IPM program seeks to develop graduates through a ‘tailored’ interprofessional curriculum bridging Pharmaceutical Sciences with Medicine, including immersive extramural internship opportunities with industry and hospital partners, as well as access to a diverse community of research faculty mentors and collaborators housed within state-of-the-art research facilities.

Students can choose from two degree options, Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), two additional dual degree options are available to NEOMED Medicine and Pharmacy students M.D./Ph.D. or Pharm.D./Ph.D.

Earn Your M.S. or Ph.D. in Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine

Flexible curriculum.

Excellent research environment.

Dual degree offerings available for students while pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (M.D./Ph.D.) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D./Ph.D.) degree.


  • Hybrid

Entry Terms

  • Fall semester

Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in chemistry, biochemistry, or the biological sciences, or related areas
  • A combination of majors such as for pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine baccalaureate
  • Minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA and/or minimum 3.3 graduate GPA
    GRE scores

Program Length

  • 3-8 years

Tuition & Costs

  • In-state tuition is $602 per credit hour.
  • Out-of-state tuition is $613 per credit hour.

Credit Hours

  • M.S. 30 credit hours
  • Ph.D. 90 credit hours

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
  • $90 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.

Tuition & Costs

Learn more about tuition and the cost of attendance for Ohio residents and non-residents in the College of Graduate Studies at NEOMED.

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Moses O. Oyewumi, B. Pharm.; Ph.D.
Co-Director, Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine
Phone: 330.325.6669

Priya Raman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine
Phone: 330.325.6425

Matthew Smith, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine
Phone: 330.325.6437

Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine

College of Graduate Studies at NEOMED