College of Medicine

Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacology - Graduate

32

credit hours

for ph.d. in pharmacology

36

credit hours

for ph.d. in nutritional sciences

30

credit hours

for m.s. in nutritional sciences

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Dr. Howard Glauert

Director of Graduate Studies - Nutritional Sciences

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Dr. Rolf Craven

Director of Graduate Studies - Pharmacology

College of Medicine

Program website

rolf.craven@uky.edu

The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences provides graduate training in pharmacology leading to a Ph.D. degree. Almost all graduate students in the College of Medicine are admitted into a joint Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) program rather than being admitted into a specific department. Students take courses in the IBS program throughout their first year, and rotate through four laboratories to identify their dissertation advisor. Students enter the department and laboratory of their choice during the summer following their first year of graduate school.

Nutritional Sciences Master's and Doctoral Programs

The interdisciplinary Division of Nutritional Sciences enables students in its Ph.D. and Master’s of Science programs to explore the interrelationship between environmental factors and nutrients and their effect on biochemistry, physiology and disease development. More than 60 faculty members provide teaching and individualized research guidance across 28 departments and divisions at the University’s Colleges of Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and Agriculture, as well as the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.

Pharmacology Doctoral Program

The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences provides graduate training in pharmacology leading to a Ph.D. degree. Almost all graduate students in the College of Medicine are admitted into a joint Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) program rather than being admitted into a specific department. Students take courses in the IBS program throughout their first year, and rotate through four laboratories to identify their dissertation advisor. Students enter the department and laboratory of their choice during the summer following their first year of graduate school.

Application Requirements

Students are  first admitted to the Integrated Biomedical Sciences curriculum, an undifferentiated first-year core curriculum that serves as the entry point for six doctoral programs housed in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Nutritional Sciences Master's (MS) or Doctoral (PhD) or Pharmacology (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Indicating any academic honors, publications, research experience and relevant work experience (since graduation--for those who have previously graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program). 
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Indicate your research interest and goals for doctoral study and beyond.
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline March 15
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

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Dr. Howard Glauert

Director of Graduate Studies - Nutritional Sciences

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Dr. Rolf Craven

Director of Graduate Studies - Pharmacology

College of Medicine

rolf.craven@uky.edu

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