Department of Pharmacology

How to Apply

Individuals pursuing a PhD in the basic biomedical or biological science departments - including Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University join these departments following completion of their first year through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (IGP).

Potential Pharmacology students may access the Graduate School’s website where they will gain some very important and relevant information on who, what, where, when, and how of Graduate School at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  This website also gives information about how to apply.  

For information on the IGP program itself or the application process, please visit the Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) website.  Students may also contact Michelle Grundy, Coordinator of the IGP program, with any questions or further information at:

Some links to the websites referenced above are following:

An application may be obtained by:

Contacting Pharmacology Directly:

Department of Pharmacology
Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
507E Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0700

Contacting the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) Office:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
340 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232

Visiting our Graduate School's home page and downloading the application:

The Graduate School

  • Applicants to the Ph.D. program must be completing or have completed a Bachelor's degree.
  • GRE scores (general test) are required.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications for the subsequent fall semester is January 15, but earlier application is recommended.
  • Applications may be made directly to the Department of Pharmacology or to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences at Vanderbilt.