Overview and specifics






90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track


  • Full-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Day course

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.

Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Pharmacology provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

All laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staff in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.


The general goal of the program is to train independent researchers who have excellent knowledge of the discipline and its various related fields. Graduates from this program should be able to pursue a research career in academia, industry or government. The research training in this program aims to help students develop in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and related sciences; learn to develop an original research hypothesis and describe the method used to experimentally validate the hypothesis; conduct an original research project; present their research findings at scientific symposia; and publish their findings in high-impact journals.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Audrey Claing
  • Maja Krajinovic
  • Sylvain Meloche
  • Louis-Éric Trudeau

Resource persons

Program information

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