Pursue Pathbreaking Research at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

The Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers students in the physical, biological, clinical, and social sciences a challenging and rewarding research-intensive program leading to Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. 

Alongside world-class researchers, our graduate students have the opportunity to explore a diverse landscape of biomedical and clinical social research, to solve some of health science's most pressing problems. Earn your PhD or MSc in a collaborative environment based in the heart of Canada’s innovation and health research ecosystem, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to advance your research, as well as collaborative opportunities across the University of Toronto.

From here, go anywhere.

What are Pharmaceutical Sciences?

Our scientists are actively engaged in research that’s transforming biomedical science and Canada’s health-care system.

A large part of our research community is focused on the molecular basis for drug targets and diseases, as well as on drug development and disease diagnostics. They are catalysts for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic targets, nanomedicine, new drugs, medical devices and exploring the cellular basis of human disease.

Outside of the lab, many of our researchers partner with hospitals, health-care leaders and policy-makers working across Canada’s health-care system on clinical pharmacy research, drug safety and health services research. Ultimately, our shared goal is to ensure safe, effective, accessible and affordable drug therapies and pharmacy practice excellence.

Applications for September 2023 will open in early fall 2022

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Program Contacts

Professor Carolyn Cummins

Graduate Chair
carolyn.cummins@utoronto.ca
 

Professor Micheline Piquette-Miller

Graduate Coordinator
m.piquette.miller@utoronto.ca

Graduate Office

Rama Ponda

Graduate Administrative Coordinator
pharm.sci@utoronto.ca

Graduate Office Responsibilities
  • Course Scheduling
  • Graduate Faculty Membership (GFM)
  • Funding
  • Examination: PhD Final Oral Examination
  • Program Requirements
  • Proposals for SGS Governance
  • Scholarships
  • Seminars - Exit
  • SGS Calendar Entry
  • Teaching Assistantships

Lisa Jack

Graduate Program Assistant
phm.grad@utoronto.ca

Graduate Office Responsibilities

  • Admissions
  • Awards & Convocation Celebration
  • Course Enrollment
  • Examinations: MSc Oral Examination, MSc-PhD Transfer Examination and PhD Qualifying Examination
  • Grades
  • GRIP Symposium
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Meetings and Minutes (Department & Graduate Education Committee)
  • Orientation
  • Registration
  • Seminars - Departmental

 

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