Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Catalog Changes Following Initial Publication

11/21/2022 effective for degree candidates beginning Fall 2022.
PhD in Pharmacology Curriculum

Revised Curriculum
Each student’s specific degree plan is organized to meet their individual needs, as determined by the student, faculty advisor and dissertation advisory committee.  A minimum of 30 semester hours of structured coursework, excluding seminars, dissertation research, and directed study.  Of the minimum 30 hours, 80 percent must be in 5000 or higher-level courses.  New courses can then be developed at a later time if needed.  Core courses listed as in the Graduate Catalog are required for the completion of a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, whereas elective courses can be selected from the list of “Suggested Elective Courses” or may include additional graduate courses as suggested and approved by the student’s dissertation committee and the Graduate School. In general, the curriculum sequence for the Ph.D. Program in Pharmacology is described below.

Required Core Courses

PHAR 5021-Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)

PHAR 5022-Advanced Pharmacology Laboratory (3 credits)

MATH 5020-Statistical Methods for the Experimenter (3 credits)

MATH 5021-Statistical Methods for the Experimenter (3 credits)

PHAR 5052-Seminar (1 credit)

PHAR 6099-Dissertation (1-9 credits)


Suggested Elective Courses

PHAR 5000 - Molecular Structure and Function of Proteins (3 credits)

PHAR 5010-Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)

PHAR 5013 – Pharmacokinetics (3 credits)

PHAR 5014 - Advanced Biopharmaceutics (3 credits)

PHAR 5016 - Pathophysiology I (3 credits)

PHAR 5019 - Microscopic Anatomy (2 credits)

PHAR 5027 - Principles of Drug Action II (2 credits)

PHAR 5033 - Drug Information Retrieval (3 credits)

PHAR 5034 - Natural Products (3 credits)

PHAR 5035 - Natural Products (3 credits)

PHAR 5036 - Pathophysiology II (3 credits)

PHAR 5053 - Research Methods and Literature Evaluation (3 credits)

PHAR 5050-Biochemical Toxicology (3 credits)

PHAR 5058-Advanced Cancer Pharmacology (3 credits)

PHAR 6051-Advanced Directed Study (2 credits)

PHAR 5081-Advanced Toxicology (3 credits)

PHAR 5082-Advanced Toxicology Laboratory (3 credits)

BIOL 4025-Neurology (3 credits)

BIOL 5042-Endocrinology (3 credits)

BIOL 4026-Neurology Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOL 5005-Research Methods (2 credits)

BIOL 5096-Special Topics: Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)


10/6/2022 Addendum to Admission Requirments for the Curriculum and Instruction, EdD.
Effective for Applicants beginning Spring 2023.

Student admission for Full status to the doctoral program is based upon the following criteria:

  1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university. 
  2. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university.
  3. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university.
  4. The applicant must have completed the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 292 (Verbal and Quantitative); or the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 397; or an approved writing sample scored by program faculty, meeting the scholarly writing criteria, as determined by the graduate program faculty.