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Submission Number: 88
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Institution Name University of Washington
Program Name Medicinal Chemistry
Degree Type Ph.D.
Short Name U of Washington-88
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Address 1 1959 NE Pacific St H172
Address 2 Box 357610
Address 3
City Seattle
State Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98195
Country United States
Program Location: Washington
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Sarah Lenti
    Title: Graduate Program Advisor
    Office: Medicinal Chemistry PhD Program
    Phone (Work): 2065432224
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year? December 15, 2023
Does this program use rolling admissions?
Is your program participating in PharmGrad? No
Link to Application
Application Fee: 85
Application Deadline Description: Applications should be submitted by the deadline to receive full consideration. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by December 22.
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Program Description The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is part of the highly collaborative, interdisciplinary School of Pharmacy. Our research in Medicinal Chemistry encompasses questions related to drug metabolism and disposition, drug design, and disease mechanism. We deviate somewhat from the discipline's traditional focus solely on organic synthetic chemistry in support of drug discovery and optimization. Instead, broadly speaking, we seek to understand how drugs and toxins interact with their biological targets and with detoxifying enzymes and transporters, as well as to uncover the chemical and biochemical bases of cardiovascular, degenerative, developmental and infectious diseases.

Students in our PhD program work closely with faculty and collaborators in academia and the biotech/pharma industry. Recent graduates have tackled questions ranging from “Is there an early warning signal for heart attacks?” to “Why are viruses so good at evading vaccines?”, and from “How does the body defend against Alzheimer’s disease?” to “How have drug metabolizing enzymes evolved to be so promiscuous?” Students benefit from hands-on access to our state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry Core, the unparalleled research environment across the UW Seattle campus, and access to NIH-funded pre-doctoral training programs for more focused study in areas such as Pharmacological Sciences and Molecular Biophysics.
Program Description Video:
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Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program? Yes
Program Start Term: Fall
Satellite/Branch campuses:
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Credits Required for Degree: 90
Required Rotations: Research
Seminars: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements: All graduate students must participate in the departmental examination program. A series of preliminary, cumulative (written) examinations and a general (oral) examination is required for advancement to Ph.D. candidacy; a final examination (defense of the thesis) is required for the degree. In addition, the Department of Medicinal Chemistry administers a ‘pre-general’ seminar and discussion with faculty to prepare students for the University-sanctioned General Exam.
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Delivery Method On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration:
Area(s) of Study: Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biometrics/Biostatistics, Cancer, Cellular Biology, Chemical Science, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Experimental Therapeutics, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Informatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Science, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacogenomics, Physical Science, Structural Biology, Toxicology, Translational Science, Vaccine Technology
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study: Our Vision: To provide an outstanding learning and research environment by cultivating a collegial, inclusive, and interdisciplinary community. This community shares an intellectual passion for the fundamental molecular sciences that explain disease and therapeutic mechanisms, drug design and drug development. The Medicinal Chemistry departmental mission is focused on training leaders in all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences.
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Have you previously enrolled students in this program? Yes
Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program: 3
United States 3
International 0
Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:
Have you graduated your first class for this program? Yes
Academia 5
Industry 4
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Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation:
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Is the GRE required? No
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants? TOEFL
Other tests or credentials: Temporarily, we will be accepting scores from the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China.
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Are letters of recommendations required by your program? Yes
If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required? 3
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Minimum overall GPA considered:
Recommended overall GPA considered:
Enter any additional information regarding application or admission requirements: Minimum of 3.0 GPA for last 2 years of study.
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Percentage of students receiving financial support: 100
Type of financial support available: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship, Other
What is the minimum financial support for eligible students apart from tuition remission? $39,108
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Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmGrad program
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