Nov 15, 2018  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Pharmacology


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Description

Pharmacology is a wide-ranging discipline encompassing chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and behavior. Faculty members utilize a wide array of techniques to explore cardiovascular function and the nervous system. Faculty research interests include receptor associated proteins, cell signaling via G protein coupled receptors, protein kinases and ion channels and cognitive function in aged primates. Courses of study are designed to meet the needs of individual students. Graduates are employed in academic research and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Admissions Information

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information: http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/graduate/phd-biomedical.php

Financial Support

Students accepted as full time students into the program may be eligible for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which provides a competitive stipend ($25,000 for the 2016/2017 academic year) as well as a reduced tuition fee of only $25 per semester. Graduate Research Assistants also receive, at no cost to them, single-person health insurance under the student group policy. Continuation of an assistantship is contingent on the availability of funds and on satisfactory academic progress. Students are responsible for paying standard required student fees each semester.

Second Year and Beyond: Pharmacology Advanced Curriculum


The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is between 3 and 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Pharmacology program as well as courses in other disciplines.

Pharmacology Required Courses


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In addition to the Pharmacology required courses, students must choose at least 8 credit hours of advanced elective coursework.  Advanced elective course options include COGS biomedical science selectives and courses offered by the following programs ANAT, BCMB, MOLM, GNMD, NURO, PSIO, and VBIO.

Additional Requirements:


In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the Final Oral Examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.

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