Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the admission deadlines for the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics?
Fall Semester 2024 Admissions Deadline - December 1, 2023
Question: Do you offer a Masters degree in your department?
At this time, our faculty are only interested in students pursuing Ph.D. Degrees.
Question: Do you accept other types of evaluation Tests of English as a Foreign Language instead of the TOEFL?
Yes. The University of Utah accepts various forms of demonstrating English proficiency depending on your previous education, country of origin, and proficiency tests (IELTS, etc.). For more details, please consult the University of Utah Admission’s Office page on English proficiency.
Question: Does your department offer paid graduate tuition or fellowships?
A limited number of University and Department Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to exceptionally well-qualified applicants. You will be automatically considered for these awards on the basis of your application materials. You do not need to provide any additional information unless you are specifically requested to do so at a later time.
Graduate tuition is paid by the Graduate School for full-time, supported graduate students who qualify for such benefits. Students are responsible for any extra fees, including international fees (if applicable) and for maintaining academic qualifications for graduate students in good standing.
Question: What is minimum stipend?
According to the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2023 = $27,144
See more at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html
Question: When will I hear back about my application?
Applications are reviewed in December and January and interviews are scheduled in January and February. Final decisions will be made by March.
Question: Do I need to reach out directly to faculty to be considered?
If you have questions about a faculty member's lab and research please feel free to contact them directly, but you do not need to do so in order to apply. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed whether you have connected with a certain faculty member or not.