- Entry level Pharmacology students take the first year curriculum of the Joint Programs in Molecular Biosciences.
- Students do three laboratory rotations in their first year. Typically by the end of the third rotation, each student will have identified the lab in which he/she will perform thesis research.
- At the end of the first year curriculum (sometime in June), entry level students take a written qualifying exam.
- The Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology specifies the curriculum for subsequent years. You can also choose to participate in the Cancer Biology Concentration as part of the Pharmacology graduate program.
- The propositional/oral exam is taken within one year of completing the written qualifying exam. It is intended to be a discussion of the student's proposed thesis research.
- Beginning in the year following the oral qualifying exam, each student meets with a Research Advisory Committee annually to review the student's progress towards completion of research and defense of his/her thesis.
- Students completing the Program in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology earn a joint PhD degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Rutgers University.
Learning goals and Assessment Practices of the Graduate Program in Pharmacology