All first-year graduate students are admitted into the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) program, rather than being directly admitted into the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. Interested IBS students transfer to the Pharmacology program and choose a laboratory after their first year of graduate school.

Direct admission to the Pharmacology PhD program will only be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Rolf Craven, before considering this track.  Please do not attempt to gain admissions directly through the Graduate School portal, as you could end up losing your money. 

Prospective IBS students must submit two applications, one to the IBS program, and a separate application to the UK Graduate School.

  1. IBS Application
  2. Graduate School Application

Contact the IBS program for additional information about admissions.

Jennifer Kennedy
Education IBU Manager
Office of Biomedical Education
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
MS 415 Medical Sciences Building
800 Rose Street
Lexington KY 40536-0298
Phone: (859) 323-0004
Fax: (859) 257-4544