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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Learn how to apply to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.

Pursue advanced studies in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP), which the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy offers in partnership with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Advanced Degree Options

Complete one of these degrees in a variety of biomedical sciences concentrations:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Science

Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Learn from and conduct research with UNM College of Pharmacy faculty in Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, one of the program's six research divisions. This division includes many scientific disciplines critical to discovering, developing and evaluating new drugs and therapies:

  • Drug design and chemical biology
  • Drug metabolism
  • Pharmaceutics and drug delivery
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Radiopharmaceutical target imaging
  • Toxicological research


Expect a broad-based, one-year core curriculum followed by focused coursework and thesis/dissertation research. Students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UNM College of Pharmacy must:

  • Enroll in the department's seminar course each semester offered
  • Complete the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology course (PHRM 576)
  • Complete at least one other PHRM didactic course, such as Toxicology (PHRM 580) or an Advanced Organ-Based Pharmacology course (PHRM 598)

View detailed course requirements [PDF].