Cornell University Field of Pharmacology
Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss possible courses of study with individual faculty members whose research interests most closely match those of the applicant.
If you wish to apply for admission to the Graduate School, you should:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a faculty or university of recognized standing or have completed studies equivalent to those required for a baccalaureate degree at Cornell.
- Have adequate preparation for graduate study in your field.
- Be fluent in English.
- Demonstrate evidence or promise of success in advanced study and research.
In general, successful applicants have a combined score of at least 1,200 in the general test of the Graduate Record Examination. Applicants from United States colleges and universities should be in the top third of their graduating classes.
Stipends are available from college funds, research grants, and training grants.
Applications must be submitted on-line; this can be done through Cornell Graduate School application web page. Paper applications are no longer being printed.
Application deadline is December 1.
All applicants should submit:
- Completed application which includes a Statement of Purpose. This is a detailed (one- to two-page) statement about youself, indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate work, as well as an explanation of your research interests and how they related to your undergraduate study and professional goals. This essay is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. You should take this opportunity to explain why you are undertaking graduate work, as well as highlight your research experiences and interests. Your statement is submitted on-line with your application.
- Official transcripts from all previous universities and colleges attended. These records may be sent directly to the CVM Office of Graduate Education (address below).
Class rank is also a helpful measure of academic performance.
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Examinations General Test -- The applicant should request that ETS send official scores to Cornell University Graduate School, university code 2098 (if a department code is requested, please use 0216).
- Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of competency in English by submitting a TOEFL score. This test must have been taken within two years of the application. Minimum scores on this test are (iBT) Writing: 20, Listening: 15 Reading: 20, Speaking: 22; (cBT) 213; (pBT) 550 (if taken within two years of application to Cornell). Official scores should be sent from ETS to Cornell University Graduate School, university code 2098 (if a department code is requested, please use 51).
- Three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters should be requested from people who have knowledge of your academic and research abilities and can transmit a positive impression of these qualities to the Admissions Committee. A Recommendation Form should accompany each letter. Letters can be submitted on-line or sent to the CVM Office of Graduate Education.
All supporting documents should be sent to:
Graduate Education Coordinator
Office of Graduate Education
Schurman Hall S3-016, Box 38
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York 14853-2602 USA
Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator.
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