The Department of Pharmacology offers a graduate program leading to the Ph.D. degree. The emphasis of the pharmacology program is to educate Ph.D. candidates by providing a comprehensive educational program in pharmacology. The program is also designed to help students obtain expertise in their area of research with detailed comprehension of a specialized area of pharmacology. Specialization areas include neuropharmacology, cardiovascular-renal pharmacology, and exocrine pharmacology. Specific areas of interest include signal transduction, adrenergic and peptide receptors, hypertension, pharmacology of secretion, and molecular approaches to studying protein and gene function.
Graduate studies in pharmacology will provide graduate students with a comprehensive educational program in pharmacology. During the program, the student will work closely with his or her mentor and department faculty to master the program goals. These goals include student demonstration of an advanced mastery of pharmacology, initiate scholarly activity based on current literature, and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards.
This program prepares highly qualified students for careers in research and teaching in the field of pharmacology. PhD. candidates will be required to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of pharmacology and detailed expertise in their research area.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission