Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

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Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall Early Admission Priority December 5 – program admissions committee will start reviewing applications after this deadline
  • Fall January 10 – last date to apply


  • Spokane

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 7.0 IELTS (International Students Only) Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI (International Students Only) Minimum score

Degree Description:

Our program will prepare students to be successful professionals in academia, industry, health care, and private institutions dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness. Our curriculum provides exposure  to preeminent researchers who are world-renowned experts in their field.

Areas of study include but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Molecular therapeutics
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug delivery/nanotechnology
  • Drug metabolism
  • Dietary supplements
  • Cancer biology
  • Translational pharmacology

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science level degree program
  • GPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0 scale)
  • Statement of Purpose which should include professional goals, specific interests in the program, and research experience. The Statement of Purpose should also include the name(s) of faculty member(s) in the program whose research is of most interest to the applicant.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from evaluators who can speak to your professional character, accountability, and notable experiences, such as a professor, teaching assistant, employer or volunteer supervisor are required.  It is recommended you obtain an evaluation from an academic source that can speak knowledgeably about your academic history.
    We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members, friends, politicians, fraternity or sorority advisors, personal health care providers, or high school faculty/advisors. We also do not accept recommendations from career services or reference letter centers.

Student Opportunities:

Our admitted Ph.D. students receive the following financial support: stipend, health insurance and tuition waiver.

Support will be continuous throughout a graduate student’s degree program, contingent upon good academic standing and progress toward doctoral degree.

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Career Opportunities:

The wide array of disciplines within the College of Pharmacy Graduate Programs provides an extensive range of career opportunities in pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, specialty laboratories, government agencies, and academia.

Career Placements:

Our graduate program enables students to build a strong foundation and develop a network of contacts to support career success. Career related seminars, which are offered throughout the year, provide students with ongoing networking opportunities with leaders in their respective fields.

Ph.D. graduates from Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular medicine pursue careers in a variety of sectors, including academia, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, regulatory agencies, and specialty laboratories.

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