The Molecular and Systems Pharmacology graduate program offers broad training in the biomedical sciences for students interested in learning how the drugs of today work and how the novel therapeutics of tomorrow can be developed. Ph.D. training in the Emory MSP graduate program prepares students for successful careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as in academic research, teaching, government research, patent law and other disciplines that depend upon knowledge of fundamental pharmacological principles.

Areas of Strength

  • Cancer Pharmacology research at the Winship Cancer Center, combining cutting-edge research with patient treatment
  • Neuropharmacology research at the Emory National Primate Research Center, which is world-renowned for research on addiction & neurodegeneration
  • Infectious Disease research, as close proximity to CDC has helped to make Emory a leader in anti-viral research, especially anti-HIV work

Other areas of strength include: Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Inflammation, Toxicology, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology of drug targets.

Key Rankings

  • #1 University for research impact in Pharmacology (The Scientist) and in the top 2nd percentile in research productivity for Pharmacology
  • #3 University Worldwide for Research Excellence in Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmaceutics (analysis by the Max Planck Society)
  • #1 in Molecular Pharmacology and #4 in Pharmacology (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • Top 10th percentile in Diversity (National Research Council)