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Biomedical Sciences - Pharmacology - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Tel: 330-672-2263


The Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences–Pharmacology provide substantial opportunity to conduct research in molecular targeting, drug design and drug delivery in developing new approaches to treat disease. The multidisciplinary program enrolls a select group of graduate students interested in research-based careers in pharmacology, and provides a balance of classroom and laboratory work involving faculty at Kent State University and NEOMED. Strong research foci exist in the areas of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative and blood brain barrier pharmacology. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and theoretical problems are strongly emphasized.


Admission Requirements

The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs require a minimum 3.0 undergraduate/graduate GPA, scores from the GRE general test, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement indicating the applicant's interests in pharmacology and career goals. International applicants must also submit the TOEFL (minimum score of 100) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0). A master's degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Before beginning the program, applicants are required to have completed a bachelor's degree with preparation adequate to complete graduate coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics and physiology. 
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Thesis/ Dissertation

As soon after completion of the candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member — a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program committee of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee her/his prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal, may accept it as submitted, or may reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.