Pharmacology & Neuroscience (PhD)

Ph.D., Pharmacology & Neuroscience (90 credits)

The student will select a major adviser and assemble a dissertation committee. The student, adviser and committee will formulate a plan of study. The adviser and committee will assist the student during the entire course of the program.

BMS 604Fundamentals Of Cell And Molecular Biology3
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
IDC 625Introduction to Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences3
IDC 627Research Methods3
IDC 701Research Writing3
PHR 531Topics in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Journal Club (up to 5 credits)1
PHR 532Hot Topics in Neuroscience Journal Club (up to 5 credits)1
PHR 537Fundamentals of Neuroscience3
PHR 595Directed Independent Study (up to 5 credits)0-5
PHR 597Directed Independent Research (up to 13 credits)1-4
PHR 650Introduction to Neuropharmacology3
PHR 711Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology3
PHR 717Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory2
PHR 750Research Discussions In Pharmacology & Neuroscience (up to 19 credits)1
PHR 760Research Rounds In Pharmacology & Neuroscience (up to 10 credits)1-3
PHR 790Research Laboratory Rotations (up to 8 credits)1-5
PHR 791Pharmacology & Neuroscience Seminar (up to 8 credits)1
PHR 795Directed Independent Study (up to 27 credits)15
PHR 897Doctoral Directed Independent Research (up to 29 credits)1-6
PHR 899Doctoral Dissertation (up to 12 credits)1-6
Electives
Medical Pharmacology I
Medical Pharmacology II
Foundational Science
Special Topics in Pharmacology & Neuroscience

The student must maintain a B (3.0) average throughout the graduate program, with no more than six credits with a grade of C.

Comprehensive Examinations: Doctoral students are required to pass comprehensive and qualifying examinations in order to advance to candidacy according to the guidelines of the graduate school.

Dissertation: Ph.D. candidates must present and defend a dissertation. The defense is open to the public, but only the student’s dissertation committee may directly participate in the examination. Copies of the dissertation must be presented to the committee and Graduate Dean at least 30 days prior to the defense.