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.
M.S.: 2 years, Ph.D.: 5 years
M.S.: 45 credits, Ph.D.: 90 credits
To be considered for admission, applicants must:
- Have 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 pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine
- Have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and/or a 3.3 graduate GPA. Students with a 3.4 undergraduate GPA or above will be given preferential consideration for admission.
- Candidates not meeting these criteria may submit official GRE scores for admission consideration.
- Submit an updated CV containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activities, and licensure (if applicable)
- Submit a personal statement describing why you want to pursue a research degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) and how this will further your career goals
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions that you have taken courses at. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses
- Submit two letters of recommendation
- Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process) or be eligible for a J-1 Visa (J-1 Visa Holder Resources)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of the program?
Detailed cost tuition and fee information for the Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine program can be found in the University Fee Register.
Where can I find a list of required courses for the program?
Curriculum information can be found on the Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine Curriculum webpage.