The Ph.D. in Pharmacology program requires a minimum of 60 post-baccalaureate semester hours: 48 credits of course work–including four (4) credits of seminar, and 12 credits of dissertation research.

All Ph.D. programs at the Duquesne University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, pharmacy, allied health sciences, the social and behavioral sciences or business.

Application Checklist

Before starting your online application, please gather the following:

  • Official Transcripts (Credential Evaluations Required for International Students)
  • Résumé
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (Optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (International Students Only)

International Students

If your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees are from an institution located outside of the United States, you must use a transcript credential evaluation service to obtain a course-by-course report. The official reports must be sent directly to Duquesne University from the organization you order through and will qualify as official transcripts. Please review our Transcript Credential Evaluation Instructions.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. Many programs allow students to apply for the fall or spring semester. Some programs also allow for a summer start term.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the Ph.D. in Pharmacology is $1,973 per credit. More information on tuition rates can be found here.

Program Information

Shape the future of drug discovery and therapeutics with our Ph.D. in Pharmacology program. Join our renowned faculty and pursue cutting-edge research!

Program Type




Required Credit Hours

60 (Minimum)

Pharmacology Faculty

Jane Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Jane Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Rehana Leak, Ph.D.

Rehana Leak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lauren O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Lauren O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor