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Doctorate in Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or related areas from an accredited college
  • Background in biology and chemistry and an understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Course work in biochemistry and physiology is highly recommended.
  • Previous lab or research experience preferred

Students with an appropriate educational background are encouraged to apply for entrance into the PhD program. A master’s degree is not a prerequisite for admission to the doctoral program. The department will consider applications for the MS degree programs from U.S. citizens but PhD degree students will be given priority consideration for financial support. Deficiencies in course work may be remedied during the first years of the graduate program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Medical Pharmacology and Physiology Program

  • Departmental application
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use form provided). The letters should be written by individuals knowledgeable of the student’s academic capability.
  • Evidence of research experience
  • Official GRE & TOEFL scores

Admission Contact Information

Juliana Lindsey
MA415 Medical Sciences Bldg, DCO63.00
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-8059