The deadline for applications is December 8, 2015.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply online. If this is not possible you should request that a printed version of the application form is sent to your home address. If you wish to obtain a paper application, please make this request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to completing the online application, all applications must include:
- Official copies of grade transcripts (mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the institution).
- Graduate Record Exam scores (the general test is required; the subject test is not required but strongly recommended. The most commonly taken subject tests are chemistry, biology, or biochemistry).
- At least 3 letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation are one of the most important factors in evaluating the candidate as a potential graduate student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and as a future scientist. It would be most helpful if your letter writer would comment specifically on factors such as student motivation, maturity, intellectual curiosity, potential for research, academic performance, personality, and potential for leadership. In addition, any strengths or weaknesses that could affect the applicant’s performance as a graduate student or scientist should be mentioned. It will also be helpful if you would rank the applicant with respect to other students who you have known.
Please note: Our ETS Institution Code for GRE/TOEFL is 5316
Application materials should be sent directly to:
Office of Graduate Student Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-107
Baltimore, MD 21287
What to Expect
Applications to the Pharmacology Graduate Program are evaluated as soon as all materials are received. To expedite this evaluation, if possible, we encourage all prospective students to use the online application. International students, please read the additional International Applicant information.
Qualified candidates are invited to Baltimore to meet faculty and students and to fully explore the graduate training program. We encourage invited applicants to attend our group interview weekend, scheduled for February 12-14, 2016.
New students entering the program are typically accepted in the Spring and matriculate in August, although early arrival for summer research is encouraged. Successful applicants typically have a bachelor's degree from a qualified college or university with a major in any of the biological, chemical, or physical sciences. Entering students are expected to have completed college-level courses in biology, chemistry (inorganic, organic, and physical), calculus, and physics; a strong background in biochemistry is particularly desirable.