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Ph.D. Program in Pharmacognosy






The field of pharmacognosy (PhD) is a branch of pharmaceutical sciences which incorporates investigating and studying herbal medicine as well as drugs and components with natural origin. The areas of research in this field include: phytochemical investigations (extraction, separation, and identification of natural compounds, plant cell culture, biochemical transformations, and biosynthetic pathways), phytopharmaceuticals (crude materials for production of herbal medicine), and phytotherapy (pharmacological and therapeutic effects of herbal and traditional medicine).




The Pharmacognosy program lasts at least 4 years.




The main mission of the course is training committed, knowledgeable, and competent experts in pharmacognosy.


Methods of Instruction


During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:

  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars

  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation

  • Participation in training lower ranks

  • Self-Education, Self-Study

  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives


Who Can Attend?


A master's degree (MSc) in pharmacy.




- Offering a resume

- Presenting Recommendation letters

- Meeting admission criteria based on the regulations of universities

- The eligible candidate must be proficient in English or Persian.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Pharmacognosy.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.


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