Pharmacology

 

​The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology. Faculty conduct research in the following areas:

  • biochemical and molecular pharmacology

  • cardiovascular pharmacology

  • clinical pharmacology

  • drug addiction

  • drug metabolism, distribution, and pharmacokinetics

  • endocrine pharmacology

  • immunopharmacology

  • neuropharmacology

  • pharmacogenetics

  • psychopharmacology

  • receptor pharmacology

  • second messengers and signal transduction

  • toxicology

All MSc and PhD students are expected to undertake self-directed study and to demonstrate proficiency in pharmacological principles throughout the course of their graduate program.

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).

See video "Explore Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Medicine"

Degrees Offered

Pharmacology—MSc (thesis-based), MSc (Applied Clinical Pharmacology), MD/PhD, PhD​

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-1-Jun-2016
PhD-1-Jun-2016
MSc-1-Feb-2016
PhD-1-Feb-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-3.3
PhD-3.3
MSc-3.3
PhD-3.3
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-After
PhD-After
MSc-Before
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S); 3 sessions advanced-standing (typical registration sequence: F/W/S​);
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S); 3 sessions advanced-standing (typical registration sequence: F/W/S​);
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar