Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Pharmacology and Physiology
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or a related field.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program.
72 credits, including required core and elective courses. Successful completion of a grant-style qualifier examination is required for advancement to candidacy.
Students are advised to complete up to 48 credits comprising required interdisciplinary core courses, required pharmacology and physiology core courses, electives, and advanced readings and research in the first two years of PhD study. Upon successful completion of a grant-style qualifier, students register for up to 24 credits in dissertation research through completion and successful oral defense of a written dissertation.
|Required interdisciplinary core courses|
|BMSC 8210||Genes to Cells|
|BMSC 8212||Developmental Cell Biology and Systems Physiology|
|BMSC 8215||Lab Rotations|
|BMSC 8216||Scientific Writing, Presentation Skills, and Seminar Planning|
|BMSC 8217||Ethics and Grant Writing|
|BMSC 8218||Career Options in the Biomedical Sciences|
|BMSC 8230||Molecular Basis of Human Disease|
|BMSC 8235||Applied Biostatistics for Basic Research|
|Required pharmacology and physiology core courses|
|MMED 8214||Molecular Medicine Seminar|
|PHYL 6211||Physiology for Health Sciences Students|
|24 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with graduate program advisor:|
|BIOC 6236||Medical Genomics|
|BIOC 6240||Next Generation Sequencing|
|BMSC 8231||Introduction to Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics|
|MICR 8210||Infection and Immunity|
|MMED 8281||Molecular Pharmacology and Neurobiology of Excitable Tissues|
|MMED 8821 Basic Science of Oncology|
|PHAR 6116||Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine|
|PHAR 6206||Advanced Pharmacology|
|PHAR 6207||Basic Principles of Pharmacology|
|PHAR 6208||Pharm in Dis. Pathophysiology|
|MMED 8999||Dissertation Research|
|Required courses may be waived at the discretion of the graduate program director based on written documentation of prior equivalent coursework. Any waiver increases the number of electives required, by the number of credits waived.|