Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program

Prepare for your career in clinical and translational research with a PhD or MS degree in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology.

The Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology graduate program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that trains students to conduct research encompassing methodology from basic and clinical pharmacology perspectives.

Graduates are prepared for distinguished careers in clinical researchThe program was designed specifically for students who are interested in clinical and translational and share our goal of advancing the science of human pharmacology and therapeutics to improve the safe, effective and economical use of drugs by patients.

In our program, students study experimental pharmacotherapy, infectious disease, neuroscience/neuropharmacology, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacometrics in a highly individualized course of study that is chosen in close consultation with their advisor.

New in 2021: Applied Pharmacogenomics Focus for MS

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy launched an innovative Applied Pharmacogenomics Masters Program in the Fall of 2021. The program is designed specifically for pharmacists who are interested in health system pharmacogenomic implementation with the flexibility to fit a working schedule.

Visit the Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology's coursework page for more information on Applied Pharmacogenomics coursework and credits.


Application Deadline

The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2022. Students are admitted for fall semester only.

Designated as a
Center of Excellence
for Model-based Drug Development (MBDD)

Our program is designated as a Center of Excellence by Certara.

Our students incorporate analyses and method development using Certara's Phoenix software suite into thesis and research projects.


Dr. Angela Birnbaum
Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. L'Aurelle Johnson
Associate Director of Graduate Studies