Our application deadline was December 1, 2023. The application portal is now closed.


Admission FAQ’s:

Information About Application Fee Waivers
The Department of Pharmacology does not issue application fee waivers. Please visit the UW Graduate School website for information on who qualifies for fee waivers, how to apply, and FAQ’s:

GRE Scores are NOT required to apply to the Pharmacology Graduate Program.

A baccalaureate degree with a major in any of the sciences, such as biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, physics, physiology, psychology, or zoology is strongly advised. Students are selected from the applicant pool based on several criteria, including academic performance, letters of recommendation, and previous research experience. Independent research experience outside of the classroom setting is highly valued.

Recruitment Interviews
Selected applicants will be invited for an interview in January and February.

International Applicants
International students living outside the United States must demonstrate spoken English proficiency by submitting one of the following minimal TOEFL scores: TOEFL iBT: 92; TOEFL pBT: 580. For more information about the Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements please visit:  h

International Applicant FAQ’s:

General Information
Completion of work to earn a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology takes about five years in our program. During this time, students are expected to devote their full time (twelve-month year) to their graduate studies (allowing time for vacation and holidays) and are not permitted to take outside employment if supported by funds administered by the department.

Program overview:

Any correspondence regarding admissions should be addressed to:

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
Box 357750
Seattle, Washington 98195-7750