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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the admission deadlines for the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics?

Fall Semester Admissions Deadline - January 1, 2023

Question: Are my academic statistics competitive with other candidates applying to your program?

Our previous graduate student candidates averages on Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are listed below. The institution code is 4853 and department code is 0613.

  • Verbal: 158

  • Quantitative: 160

  • Analytical: 4.5

Our previous graduate student candidates averages on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are listed below. The instituion code is 45, and there is no department code.

  • Paper based exam score average is 550.

  • Computer based exam score average is 100 points out of a 120 point scale.

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 2014 = $22,476.00 See more at