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MBS Program

MBS Program Requirements

  • Successful completion of the College of Graduate Studies First-Year Common Curriculum. Students should also enroll in PCOL 744, Pharmacology Journal Club and PCOL 970 Research.
  • Completion of laboratory rotations during the first year and selection of a major advisor and department/program of study.
  • Students are required to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA.
  • Attendance at all Cell and Molecular Pharmacology student and postdoctoral seminars. The department holds an informal student and postdoc run research in progress group. All trainees are required to present a seminar in this series at least once per year.
  • Attendance at Cell and Molecular Pharmacology hosted MCBP seminars during the academic year (Thursdays at noon).
  • Students are encouraged to present their work (poster or oral format) at a scientific conference. Several venues are available within MUSC including Student Research Day and the Hollings Cancer Center Retreat.
  • Successful completion of the Proposal to Candidacy requirement by October 1 of the second year.
  • Successful completion of the thesis defense (PCOL 980).

To Apply (Admissions are Handled Centrally by the Office of Enrollment)

Online Application

Please select “Pharmacology” if you are interested in our Program of Study.

For all inquiries about the Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Ph.D. program, please contact Dr. John P. O'Bryan, Director of the Pharmacology Graduate Training Program, at or 843-792-8393.


College of Graduate Studies MBS Handbook (PDF)

Student Forms and Guidelines