The Doctor of Philosophy program is being revised for fall 2016 admission. Details about the program are not yet available.
The Doctor of Philosophy program in pharmacology requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. The program requires the following core courses.
|PCOL:5135||Principles of Pharmacology||1|
|PCOL:5136||Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics||1|
|PCOL:5204||Basic Biostatistics and Experimental Design||1|
|PCOL:6090||Graduate Research in Pharmacology||arr.|
|PCOL:6203||Pharmacology for Graduate Students||6|
|PCOL:6207||Ion Channel Pharmacology||1|
|PCOL:6208||G Proteins and G Protein-Coupled Receptors||1|
|PCOL:6209||Steroid Receptor Signaling||1|
|PCOL:6250||Advanced Problem Solving in Pharmacological Sciences||1|
|BIOC:5243||Biophysical Chemistry I, Module I||1|
|BISC:5201||Fundamentals of Gene Expression||1|
|BISC:5203||Fundamentals of Dynamic Cell Processes||1|
|MCB:6225||Growth Factor Receptor Signaling||1|
Individual faculty research advisors may require additional courses.
During the first year of the program, students are required to work in three different faculty laboratories before selecting a laboratory in which to pursue thesis research. Students then are expected to gain maximum laboratory research experience while completing course work. The Ph.D. comprehensive examination (written and oral) is given at the end of the fourth semester. Satisfactory preparation and oral defense of the thesis and publication of their work in a peer-reviewed journal complete the program.
There is no departmental world language requirement.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. They should have a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 and a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 312 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Applicants should have completed undergraduate courses in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and mathematics.
Admission to the graduate programs is determined by the faculty after receipt of a completed formal application and interview (if appropriate) by faculty members or other designated individuals. Each application is reviewed individually. Some standard admission criteria may be waived for applicants who possess outstanding credentials in other areas.