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The Doctoral Program in Pharmacology conforms to the regulations of the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program where all doctoral students take the same multidisciplinary courses during the first year, and then select pharmacology discipline as their choice during the second year to pursue their research goals.  


Students who wish to be admitted to the Doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences should apply online. Information on the application process can be found on the Biomedical Sciences website. The BMS website also contains information on application requirements, fees & deadlines. 

GRE Test Scores

All applicants to the Doctoral Program are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. A minimum combined score of 300 or higher is required for the applicant to be considered. The GRE subject test is not required. For GRE information, visit the GRE web site or contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS). When requesting ETS to send your score to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, please use the code for the school (6178).  

Financial Aid

Students applying to the Ph.D. program are considered for a limited number of Tulane teaching assistantships, which provide stipend support and carry a full tuition waiver. Research assistantships, which also carry a full tuition waiver, may sometimes be obtained by arrangement with individual faculty members. All of the first year Ph.D. students are currently supported by teaching or research assistantships which start at $25,000 per year (increasing to $26,000 upon starting the 2nd year in pharmacology). In addition, students are given a supplement to assist in covering the cost of health insurance. More information on issues related to financial aid can be found on the BMS website.