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Mailing Address:
Department of Pharmacology (MC 868)
835 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7343

Campus Location: E-403 MSB
Program Codes: 20FS1564MS (MS); 20FS1564PHD (PhD)
Telephone: (312) 355-3281
Web Site:
Head of the Department: Asrar B. Malik
Directors of Graduate Studies: Randal A. Skidgel and Richard D. Minshall

The Department of Pharmacology offers work leading to a degree in Pharmacology at the doctoral level and participates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (see the Medical Scientist Training Program section for more information). The department is particularly strong in research on signal transduction, lung and vascular biology, stem cell therapy, inflammation, and cardiovascular pharmacology. Research in these areas is pursued at the molecular, cellular, organ-system, and whole-animal levels of investigation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Medical Scientist Training Program

Students with an MD degree earned in the United States or who are working toward one at UIC may use medical science courses to fulfill most of the 500-level course requirements. Such students must take 3 credits of GCLS 504, GCLS 515 and 2 semester hours of an elective 500-level didactic course in the department. Students must also register for PCOL 595 and 599 each semester. Other courses may be required as determined by the advisor and the graduate committee based on the student’s area of interest.