Nov 30, 2023  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacology)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 units in coursework and a thesis.


  • At least two 3-unit graduate-level Pharmacology courses
  • The program for each student will be determined by their supervisory committee and will be subject to approval by GSEC if required
  • Additional coursework may be required


Registration in 900-level THES. Students must prepare and defend a thesis on an approved research topic.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two academic years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta

Length of Program

The time required to complete the PhD will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a minimum of 30 months is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the PhD program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.