Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Graduate Study

Official, specific degree requirements are detailed in program requirements for UCLA graduate degrees, available at the Graduate Division website. In many cases, more detailed guidelines may be outlined in announcements, other publications, and websites of the schools, departments, and programs.

Graduate Degrees

The Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, but does not admit applicants who seek only an MS degree.

The department also offers two MD/PhD programs concurrently with the Geffen School of Medicine. One is the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in which candidates are medical students that have been accepted into MSTP by the School of Medicine in order to qualify. The second is the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program in which candidates are post-MD housestaff (interns, residents, or fellows) who have been accepted into the STAR Program by its selection committee in order to qualify.

The department, together with the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, offers PhD or postdoctoral training combined with residency training for veterinarians (with DVM or DVM/PhD degrees) in the Veterinary Investigator in Scientific Training and Advancement (VISTA) program.

Note: There is no degree program in pharmacy at UCLA.